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Meet Dorothy Atzl

Executive Director

Arts Council of Rockland


Dorothy Atzl is a skilled nonprofit professional with 25 years’ experience in nonprofit management including program coordination, community outreach and engagement, revenue generation, grant administration, and volunteer management. She has worked for a variety of Rockland County nonprofits, grassroots advocacy organizations, and government agencies in the areas of family support, youth development, education, gun safety, and health and human services.

Over the course of her career Dorothy has engaged hundreds of community partners, executed myriad of special events, secured corporate, government, and nonprofit grants/sponsorships across numerous industries, and recruited, trained, and coordinated volunteer staffs of 200+ at several organizations including United Way of Rockland, Rockland 21st Century Collaborative for Children & Youth, Clarkstown Family Resource Center, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Working in predominantly small nonprofit settings, Dorothy is adept at managing multiple roles and responsibilities, forging successful partnerships, developing varied funding streams, creating procedures to effectively organize workflow, and implementing and evaluating programming.

Dorothy earned her B.A. from Stony Brook University with a double major in History and Political Science and received her Master’s degree in Community-Based Education and Leadership from Stevenson University.  She is also the recipient of a Professional Certificate in nonprofit fundraising from New York University.

Dorothy was raised to believe that volunteering and contributing to your community is a worthwhile endeavor and as a result has volunteered her entire life and continues to do so today.  She is currently serving on the Board of the Clarkstown Family Resource Center and Rockland County Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.