Corty Fengler's 35-year career in philanthropy has included work both as a development officer and as a consultant. She served as canon for development at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and before that as director of development for the San Francisco Symphony, the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Westover School. She worked for Wellesley College during two capital campaigns.
As a consultant she has provided services to nonprofits such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and many choruses, orchestras, schools and universities. She has served on national committees for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Alumnae Board of Wellesley College, the Board of the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and the board of Walden School, a summer music program in New Hampshire.
She is currently chair of the board of Cappella SF, a professional chamber choir, Ragnar Bohlin, artistic director, and serves on the board of Chorus America. Corty sings with the five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony Chorus.