Rise360 is a consulting group focused on philanthropic good. We work with nonprofits, impact organizations, NGOs, and foundations to develop and inspire action that creates lasting impact.
Ben Casey brings over 45 years of experience in nonprofit organization management and fundraising campaigns. This includes 35 years with the YMCA (15 years as the President of the Metropolitan Dallas YMCA) and 8 years as the President of the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation (now the Texas Health Resources Foundation).
He has been responsible for campaigns that have raised over $350MM. He has served on the boards of many area non-profits. These have included the Dallas Rotary Club, VolunteerNow, Texas Literacy Council, Dallas Day of Prayer, and Texas Horse Park. He was the keynote speaker of the White House Conference on Teenagers.
Peter Lynch brings more than 25 years of serving as a senior executive in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. He most recently was the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation which raised over $33M over four years. He has helped grow, transition, and raise millions of dollars in investment and donor capital. Peter is a versatile business and non-profit leader and brings experience in managing capital and marketing campaigns locally and nationally.
Peter provides leadership in project management, strategy development, constituency engagement, and financial growth capacities. He knows how to lead large teams successfully towards financial goals. He is a native Dallasite and a graduate of the University of Texas. He serves on the Board of Governors for Brook Hollow Golf Club and has served on the boards of Dallas Zoological Society and St. Mark’s School of Texas Alumni Board.
Heather Stevens brings 15 years of impact assessment, fundraising, and organizational management experience to the team, during which she led efforts to support sustainable social solutions to capital campaigns, most notably through Philanthropic Horizons, Good Returns, Rotary International. Heather has worked on capital campaigns with campaign goals of $500K to $48M focused on mobilizing donors and partners through compelling storytelling and relationship building. Heather has developed and executed local and national impact-oriented marketing campaigns focused on mobilizing individuals and partners through storytelling and sharing.
Heather currently serves on the Gifting Brands National Board of Directors, Southwest Community Foundation Scholarship Committee, Founding member of the Health Hacking Crisis Network, and is a Board of Trustee with the Dallas Rotary Club Foundation. Heather is a member of Rotary International and PEO.