Carlye Gibson Rooney

Director of Foundation Relations

Carlye Gibson Rooney joined ACS in 2021 to serve as the Director of Foundation Relations. In this work, she builds relationships and resources from a wide variety of foundations to advance the mission of ACS.

Prior to ACS, Carlye was the Senior Manager for Institutional Giving at College Possible, a national organization dedicated to supporting students from low-income backgrounds as they pursue a college degree. In that role, 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 nearly 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.