St. James Strategy is led by Patricia Caesar, a highly experienced and respected strategy, organizational and change consultant. St. James Strategy ensures that every client receives the most carefully customized services and positive client experience possible and most importantly, the significant organizational outcomes our clients seek. We also utilize the services of a team of top experts in the specialized fields in which our clients require guidance and assistance.
Prior to establishing St. James Strategy, Patricia was President of the Caesar Consulting Group, President & CEO of the Marks Paneth Strategy Group and Chairman of Caesar & Washburn, Inc. Her clients reflect a broad range of social and philanthropic issues. Nonprofit clients have included the National Center for Children in Poverty, National Council on Economic Education, National Foundation for Teachinupda g Entrepreneurship, National Organization for Rare Disorders, Network for Good, Public Health Research Institute, Public Media Capital, Center for Strategic Communications, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Center for Law and Economic Justice, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Wildlife Trust, Brady Campaign & Center for the Prevention of Gun Violence, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Facing History & Ourselves, International Center for the Disabled and International Planned Parenthood Federation.
Patricia’s foundation and corporate clients have included the Bezos Family Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Gill Foundation, JM Foundation, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, New York Community Trust, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ms Foundation and Wallace Foundation. Government agency clients have included the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Justice.
Highly regarded for her knowledge in the field, Patricia is often engaged to speak and write on a variety of topics concerning philanthropy. She has published many articles in professional journals and contributed a chapter, “The Business Plan in Action: Fundamentals of Implementation” in Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies, Yale School of Management-The Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures. She has also conducted training in business planning, strategic planning, marketing, resource development, and performance assessment for organizations such as The Conference Board, Social Enterprise Alliance, Philanthropy New York (formerly New York Regional Association of Grantmakers), New York State Society of Association Executives, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, and Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Patricia has served on the board of directors of WITNESS, Facing History & Ourselves, CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning), God’s Love We Deliver, Greyston Foundation, Faith Center for Community Development and the Cue Art Foundation. She received a B.A. from Brandeis University and a M.Ed. from Columbia University. At Columbia, she was a Ford Foundation Fellow in the Program for Educational Leadership.