Stephanie Berger is a veteran of three presidential campaigns and an expert, teacher and trainer in the field of fundraising and non-profit development.
Stephanie laid the groundwork for starting Berger Hirschberg Strategies by working for 16 years as a political fundraiser. She served as the California Finance Director for Al Gore’s presidential campaign, Finance Director for the Democratic National Convention, Finance Director for John Kerry and Vice President of Development for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Throughout her career, she has launched successful strategies for high-profile political candidates and advocacy organizations, helping to elect public officials nationwide, and elevate public awareness on critical issues, such as education, and the environment. Stephanie not only designs and executes powerful fundraising and non-profit strategies, but she leaves her clients with the know-how and the permanent infrastructure required for them to fundraise over the long-term.
Stephanie is an adjunct professor at George Washington University for the Semester in Washington Program and serves as a Board Member of Harlem’s IMPACT Repertory Theatre. Stephanie also serves as Treasurer of the Board at VoteRunLead and is President of the Board of the Woman’s Campaign School at Yale. Stephanie lives in New York, NY and Flagstaff, Arizona.
Rachel Hirschberg is a top-rated political operative who has developed winning strategies for numerous political candidates and advocacy organizations on a wide range of issues, including Federal childcare, public-private partnerships, telecommunications and Congressional relations.
She is a veteran of five presidential campaigns and got her start in fundraising when she worked for the Democratic National Committee. Rachel has more than 20 years of high level political and fundraising experience. Her extensive personal relationships throughout the core of the Democratic Party enable her to increase her clients’ ability to raise financial capital and deliver the most effective results.
Rachel served as a Clinton Presidential Appointee for three years at the General Services Administration, where she worked with the White House, Members of Congress and staff from congressional committees.
Rachel earned a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in International Business at The George Washington University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication Arts (TV, radio and film) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an adjunct professor for The George Washington University’s Semester in Washington program and she serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center Action Board. Rachel lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband, son and daughter.