Zach Holland

Zach Holland joined ACS in January 2023 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Development. In this role, he creates, manages, and oversees fundraising strategies and builds programs for corporate giving, national and regional event sponsorship, and contributes to membership growth for the organization.

Prior to ACS, he was the Development Associate at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, an economic policy research and grantmaking nonprofit. Additionally, he has worked in various fundraising and capacity-building roles at nonprofits around the Washington, DC area. He has served two stints with AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program, and has a B.A. from Carson-Newman University. Based in Harpers Ferry, WV, Zach enjoys hiking and biking, exploring the many local craft breweries in the area, and caring for his two rescue cats.

Mikayla Deloney

Mikayla Deloney joined ACS in April 2021 and currently serves as Senior Associate of Development.

While attending the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD), Deloney held two chairs: Senator and Academic Committee Chair Head in the Student Government Association. She also volunteered in the food pantry, Arnie’s Cupboard, and interned as the treasurer for Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group’s (MassPIRG) Hunger and Homelessness Campaign.

Deloney earned her B.A. in Political Science with a focus in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD) in August 2020. In her free time, Deloney enjoys painting, going to museums and being in the outdoors.

Julene Pérez

Julene Pérez joined ACS in 2020 and currently serves as the Director of ACS's 25th Anniversary Campaign. 

An experienced philanthropic and nonprofit leader, Julene has worked on multiple issues on behalf of underserved, low-income communities.

Julene has provided strategic support to many leaders and their organizations, including helping to launch the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. Working in the education and youth development field, Julene served as a Program Officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation where she helped lead a $100 million initiative and also built diverse partnerships to address the needs of children and families throughout California. Julene is a former Vice President of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and a former program associate with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where her grant-making focused on the nonprofit sector, civic participation and immigrant integration.

She received her BA in Liberal Arts from the University of San Francisco and has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs/Economic and Political Development from Columbia University.

She resides in Houston, Texas.

Carlye Gibson Rooney

Carlye Gibson Rooney joined ACS in 2021 and currently serves as the Senior Director of Development. In this work, she oversees the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with institutional donors to advance the mission of ACS.

Prior to ACS, Carlye was the Senior Manager for Institutional Giving at College Possible, where she grew a portfolio of national foundation and corporate donors and played an instrumental role in securing the largest investments in the organization’s history. Carlye has more than 15 years of experience in institutional fundraising and has supported a meaningful array of missions rooted in the progressive movement, including social justice, education equity, economic development, and women’s rights.

Carlye earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, where she was born and raised. She now lives near Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN with her spouse and two young daughters. In the fall, you can find her cheering on her beloved Sooners football team and reminiscing about her time in the Pride of Oklahoma marching band.