Chief Development OfficerMar 2015 to Current READING RECREATION COMMISSION － Reading, PA
Create and build a new development program including setting up, managing and updating a donor data base (DonorPerfect), growing a donor pool to over 2500 qualified constituents, generating reports and queries, and creating a case for support.
Execute an annual fund campaign that increased funding by 180%.
Manage, plan and execute special events, including obtaining sponsorships and in-kind donations and preparing related printed invitation collaterals, increasing attendance and realizing profit growth each year.
Develop collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, volunteers, families, funders and community organizations.
Promote the organization's programming, fundraising and brand, resulting in over 50 news articles and TV interviews.
Manage and research all grant opportunities, compose and send grant proposals, track proposals in donor data base, and prepare grant reports as required by funding source, increasing grant revenue by more than $100,000 in 2016.
Chief Development OfficerJan 2014 to Mar 2015 OLIVET BOYS & GIRLS CLUB － Reading, PA
Provided leadership and direction to the CEO/President and Board of Directors in the effective operation of all development activities required to fund Club operations and deliver programs within the community to more than 4,000 City of Reading youth.
Developed and implemented a strategic plan for single and multi-year resource development efforts to meet budget of $3.1 million, including research and analysis of corporate, individual and foundation donor base.
Identified, nurtured, solicited, and stewarded capital/capacity building campaign for building of a new Club and growing programs throughout the organization with a goal of $3 million.
Managed, planned and executed fundraising events, resulting in a record attendance at the Steak & Burger Dinner and the highest revenue to date for the Kiss A Pig contest.
Assisted with management of the donor data base system (Raiser's Edge), and oversaw a development staff of four people.
Trained board members to participate in solicitation and other income development activities, and encouraged and supported board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.
Managed the Club scholarship programs, including identification and solicitation of scholarship funding, assignment of student to scholarship opportunity and follow up with college/university admissions and career development offices.
Researched grant opportunities based on Club program and financial needs, and assisted with the submission of the first AmeriCorps grant received by the organization.
Interim Vice President; Major Gifts OfficerOct 2011 to Jan 2014 ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION － Reading, PA
Managed and supervised a development department of four people, and a volunteer services and switchboard department of nine people.
Provided direction and guidance to the Foundation's Board of Directors and served on the Medical Center's Senior Leadership team.
Managed a prospect/donor caseload of 400, using Raiser's Edge, requiring discernment of donor philanthropic interests and capabilities, ongoing cultivation, timely visitation, and targeted solicitation efforts.
Cultivated and solicited gifts of $10,000 and more from grateful patients, community members, corporations and foundations.
Conducted annual Fund campaigns, specialty initiatives, fundraising, stewardship and special events, and prospect research efforts.
Assisted the St. Joseph Medical Center Auxiliary in their fundraising activities.
Director of AdvancementMar 2009 to Jun 2011 JOHN PAUL II CENTER FOR SPECIAL LEARNING － Shillington, PA
Spearheaded the first Legacy Gala, now in its sixth year, raising a record revenue for the school.
Directed and managed annual appeal and major gift campaigns, increasing annual giving by 35%, researched and applied for grant and foundation funding, and managed donor database (Donor Perfect).
Created marketing materials and built brand awareness through press and media releases, collaterals and direct mail, newsletters, website and programming.
President/OwnerJan 2004 to Oct 2011 STOCK CREATIVE SOLUTIONS, INC. － Shillington, PA
Developed and implemented strategic, marketing and operational plans for non- and for- profit organizations.
Planned, managed, promoted and executed fund raising and special events and campaigns for non-profit and corporate clients.
Trained board and committee members in development and strategic planning processes.
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, HistoryDickinson College － Carlisle, PA