Atlanta Habitat Welcomes Rosalyn Merrick as Chief Development Officer

Staff Report

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity announced today that Rosalyn Merrick joins the organization as Chief Development Officer, starting November 30, 2020.

Merrick is a nonprofit executive and development professional who brings 18 years of experience in leading strategy, growth and impact for nonprofits and educational organizations and implementing multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns. 

As the Chief fundraising executive, Merrick will bring a fresh, strategic focus on generating revenue for Atlanta’s leading nonprofit affordable homebuilder with support from a team of resource and development professionals.

“Merrick is joining Atlanta Habitat at a time of many achievements and during a moment of great resilience. Her experiences in generating revenue, building relationships and senior-level leadership will have an essential role in continuing our record-breaking success of helping families create wealth and make generational change through affordable homeownership, education, scholarship and entrepreneurship. We are excited to have Rosalyn join our executive team,” says Atlanta Habitat President/CEO Lisa Y. Gordon.  

Most recently, Merrick was Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement for the Georgia Community Foundation. Prior fundraising leadership roles were at Mount Vernon School, The Ron Clark Academy and United Way of Greater Atlanta. She is honored to use her skills and experience to help families realize the power of owning their homes and the economic empowerment that often comes with it.