Mission-driven, results-oriented development professional with 20+ years experience in fundraising, management, and leading teams to success.
Chief Development Officer, 01/2005
to Current Jewish Family Service – Seattle,
Lead ten member, goal-oriented development and marketing team to results; annual campaign growth was 8.74% last year, and the endowment grew by 15%.
Participate in management of the agency as a member of the executive team.
Create and manage $1.2 million departmental budget and participate in budgeting for $10 million agency.
Built a five-year development plan focused on strategy and best practices: worked with consultant on wealth screening and evaluation; created enhanced team focus on major giving by reassigning certain staff functions; increased effectiveness by restructuring moves management system in donor database.
Pursued a strategy of creating ambitious proposals for appropriate major donors over the past year, resulting in a 22.8% annual increase from personally managed accounts.
Outsourced grant writing to an outside firm and focused on prospecting, leading to a 13% annual increase in grant revenue.
Represent development interests at the Board and engage Board and staff members in a culture of philanthropy.
Doubled annual giving over seven years, from $2 million to $4 million by decreasing events and implementing relationship-based donor practices, with an emphasis on major gifts.
Work across departments to ensure that the agency's highest priorities are being met and that donors have meaningful and necessary investment opportunities.
Participated as lead staff on a $28 million capital campaign 2006-2012, all from private donors except for a $2.3 million dollar Washington State grant.
Director of Annual Giving, 01/2003
to 12/2004 Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle – Seattle,
Directed many aspects of $6,000,000 annual campaign and was a key participant in major donor fundraising.
Supervised a staff of five and oversaw development marketing efforts.
Assistant Campaign Director/Women's Division Director, 04/2000
to 01/2003 Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle – Seattle,
Held primary responsibility for $2,000,000+ women's campaign and all agency fundraising events.
Staffed special fundraising societies for doctors, lawyers, and female major donors ($5,000+.)
Supervised one database staff member and one assistant.
Served as department liaison with the marketing department.
Campaign Associate, 06/1995
to 04/2000 Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle – Seattle,
Supported VP of Development in all aspects of a $6,000,000 annual campaign with an emphasis on special events, solicitor management, and campaign reporting.
Development Assistant, 04/1990
to 12/1992 Muscular Dystrophy Association – Seattle,
Provided administrative and event support for CEO and development team.
Master of Public Administration: Seattle University - Seattle,
Bachelor of Arts: Vassar College - Poughkeepsie,