Lily Wein is a proud Pittsburgher dedicated to helping her city’s communities reach their full potential. She is driven by her belief in the power of collaboration to address community issues. Her passion for Pittsburgh galvanized her to return to the city and open the second branch of Woollard Nichols & Associates in 2018.
Lily has over eight years of experience in social sector consulting, providing management and strategy support to coalitions, associations, and boards; conducting research and assessments; facilitating strategic planning processes; and coordinatingprojects and events. She is an exceptional project manager who is well versed in how to manage complex projects with multiple players and ensure that all aspects of a project are diligently considered and addressed.
Lily’s expertise in coordinating advocacy efforts, capacity building programs, and grant writing have resulted in a range of community impacts including a $8.9 million increase to social service contracts in the City of Austin budget; the creation of a fellowship program for individuals with lived experience in the criminal justice system; state funding for local food and shelter programs; and capacity building funding for coalitions.
Lily returned to Pittsburgh after honing these skills in Austin, TX as the Director of Community Projects for Woollard Nichols & Associates. Before that, she attended the University of Toronto, where she earned an Honors B.A. in Equity Studies.She considers her time growing up in the East End of Pittsburgh and attending the Pittsburgh Public Schools (Schenley High School) as one of her most formative experiences, and she’s thrilled to be back in the City of Bridges to build community bridges. In her spare time, Lily enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and of course, cheering for the Steelers.