Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management

About the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University’s Rockwell School of Business

Nonprofits build strong communities.
We build strong nonprofits.

Since 1999, the Bayer Center has worked to build a stronger community by helping to build stronger, more knowledgeable nonprofits. We educate and collaborate with a myriad of nonprofits ranging from grassroots start-ups to large-scale organizations with a diverse range of missions. We incorporate collaboration, patience, and decades of knowledge and past successes into our education, consulting, and research for the dedicated folks who work to bring justice, opportunity, and hope to our region.

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About the Bayer Center

PhotoCarrie Richards is Associate Director at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. A nonprofit professional who specializes in capacity building, community development, and program management, Carrie is a strong believer in the power of social capital, and loves to match the talents and passions of individuals to opportunities that will strengthen their communities. Carrie is an RMU alumna with master’s degrees in nonprofit management and human resources. A Northsider and proud owner of a rescued pit bull, she and her husband Bradly love exploring National Parks with their pup, Kitty, and visiting Disney World as often as possible.

Advisory Board

Current Advisory Board

  • Rebecca Lucore, Covestro (Advisory Board Co-Chair)
  • Lisa Scales, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Advisory Board Co-Chair)
  • Jennifer Cairns
  • Chris Cooke
  • Ellen Estomin, Executive Service Corps
  • Trish Gadson, Jeffereson Regional Foundation
  • Angela Garcia, Global Links
  • Paul S. Homick, Mercy Health Foundation
  • Jack Owen, Owen and Conley, LLC
  • Trina DeMarco Preffer, Eat 'n Park
  • Colleen Young, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

The Bayer Center acknowledges with gratitude our chief funders over the years, including: