Trudy Jacobson

Trudy JacobsonSenior Executive Officer, Development & Marketing

The Arc brings together Trudy’s professional and personal passion on behalf of people with I/DD. As the parent of a young man with I/DD, The Arc’s mission is a personal one for her.

Joining The Arc in 2009, she mentors 8 team members in all facets of development (individual, major donor, planned giving as well as corporate and foundation) and marketing. Trudy was instrumental in The Arc’s rebranding initiative from its selection of CoreBrand to the launch of the brand The Arc’s national network of chapters. Trudy’s 35+ years of professional experience ranges from a unique combination of for- profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her for-profit career included the launch of a live in-flight radio service known as Sky Radio for USA Today as well as serving as the Director of Marketing for a cable network known as Nostalgia (GoodLife TV). Trudy moved to the non-profit sector in 2001 taking a position with the American Association of University Women and then The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations. She is a hands-on team builder with supervisory experience in institutional fundraising, marketing, project management, and strategic thinking. Trudy & her husband Howard also have two adult married children and two gorgeous grandchildren.