Who We Are
Foundation Grants Writer & Development Copywriter
Diana Cutshall has worked for more than twenty years as a professional
writer in the Delaware Valley. Her experiences range from writing
grant proposals to case statements to magazine articles to press
releases. Since 1997, when she founded her own freelance writing
business, Cutshall Communications, Diana's clients have included
education, healthcare, arts and social service organizations, both
in the region and across the country.
Diana began her professional writing career as a freelance reporter
for The Chestnut Hill Local in Philadelphia. She went on to become
a full-time staff writer in the Office of Development Communications
at the University of Pennsylvania, writing articles, newsletters,
brochures, speeches, case statements and grant proposals, as well
as correspondence for former president, Sheldon Hackney, and provost,
Within three years, Diana became Associate Director of Development
Communications at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to writing materials designed to attract resources to
the School, she wrote speeches for Dean, Thomas Gerrity, and provided
editorial direction and support to staff and fund-raisers in Development,
the Annual Fund, and the Wharton Partnership. One year later, Diana
became Wharton's Manager of Donor Communications.
Diana also worked as Manager of Public Relations for the Wistar
Institute, a medical research facility in Philadelphia. At Wistar,
she wrote press releases for international distribution, created
and published two newsletters, Wistar Focus and Research Frontiers,
and wrote Web site copy and an annual report.
Diana graduated summa cum laude from Arcadia University in Glenside,
PA, where she earned a Master of Arts in the Humanities degree.
She also holds a Bachelor of Science in English degree from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA.