Rosemary McManus Coleman is the senior vice president of the Virtua Foundation. She manages the Virtua Foundation, and is responsible for securing sustainable philanthropic support for Virtua’s programs and services and community health education. She oversees the Foundation’s development of sources such as major gifts, planned gifts, annual fund giving, auxiliary, special events, and grants.
Prior to joining Virtua, McManus Coleman was vice president of institutional advancement and planning for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. She was also director of development at the Kimmel Center. Earlier in her career, she was the owner of a strategic communications and event planning firm where her clients included the University of Pennsylvania, the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Endowment and the MacArthur Foundation. Formerly Secretary of the University of Pennsylvania, she was also an independent strategic community partnerships consultant, working with major colleges and universities to build relationships with their local communities.
Early in her career, McManus Coleman held various positions with Fannie Mae, including vice president of housing impact and director of policy and public affairs. She was director of volunteers for the Sam Katz for Mayor campaign in 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and an MBA at The George Washington University. Her extensive community service involvement includes volunteering for Abington Friends School, the Miquon School’s Capital Campaign, and fundraising efforts for the Friends of the Houston Elementary School in Philadelphia. She has served on the Board of Directors of The Miquon School and the Community Design Collaborative, and as a member of the Advisory Board of WXPN, the public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania. Rose is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Burlington County.