About Us

Alison Glastein Gray, President of Pear Associates, is passionate about helping mission-driven organizations expand their operations and programs. After demonstrating her ability to lead and grow a number of nonprofit organizations, Alison launched Pear Associates in 1999 to share her expertise with others. Working with a range of health and human services organizations, Alison helped her clients consider new strategies and services to boost their mission. She also worked with her clients to solicit the necessary resources that would allow the realization of the vision, with a focus on institutional and government funders.

In 2008, Alison returned to full-time employment.  Her positions further developed her skills and experience in nonprofit management and advisory services.  With the demand for her expertise in grant writing, strategic planning, program development, and communications ever-present, Alison enthusiastically relaunched Pear Associates in 2018. Through Pear Associates, Alison is excited to support a wide range of nonprofits, providing much-needed expertise and resources to help nonprofit organizations grow.

Alison received a Master of Education degree with a focus on adult learning from Suffolk University. She enhanced her finance skills through Babson Executive Education and her program development proficiencies through the Institute of Communication Improvement. Alison is a member of Boston Business Women, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nonprofit Consultants Network, and Grant Professionals Association. She is a Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children with the CASA Project Of Worcester and serves on the Rise and Shine Planning Committee for Project Hope. She lives with her wife, two teenage children, and six fur babies in Wellesley, Massachusetts.