Our Team

Deborah Eschenbacher, MA, CFRM

Managing Director

Connect and Follow


With professional experience in the nonprofit, public and private sectors, Deborah understands the dynamics of organizational growth and sustainability from a variety of perspectives and can interact comfortably with people from diverse backgrounds. She has served as an instructor for The Fund Raising School (part of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University) for over 20 years and has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions through effective fundraising, board-building, donor engagement and community visibility practices.

Focus at Carter

Annual sustainability, major gifts and capital campaigns, public-private partnerships, teaching and facilitating, international philanthropy

What I enjoy most when working with a partner

It is incredibly satisfying to work with an organization whose leadership is ready to commit the time and energy necessary to ensure long-term sustainability. Long after my work is complete, organization leaders often stay in touch to share their successes with me. There is no better feeling than knowing that together we helped make a difference in the world.

Detailed Bio

Our Team

Our leadership team is made up of respected philanthropic experts and skilled business executives.