Rachael Dealy Salisbury Appointed Director of Development

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachael Dealy Salisbury as Rare Book School’s Director of Development. Rachael first joined our development staff in 2013; her role quickly grew to encompass prospect development, special projects, and analytics. She gained further experience on the development team at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, which owns and operates Monticello, before returning to RBS in 2016 as Assistant Director of Development.

Before joining the RBS staff, Rachael secured grants and individual gifts to support the establishment of a botanical teaching garden at UVA (her alma mater), and held various positions at cultural institutions in New York City and Charlottesville, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hispanic Society of America, and the Fralin Museum of Art. She received an M.A. in material culture from the Bard Graduate Center, where she was a Windgate Fellow.

“I am thrilled to step into a new role at RBS,” said Rachael, “and to build upon the foundation of philanthropy that was laid by our first-ever development director, Megan Gildea. It is a pleasure to work at an organization where each and every member of its staff is wholly committed to its mission, and the fact that my colleagues at RBS are also incredibly caring and intelligent invigorates the important work that we are doing to safeguard the humanities.”