(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Profile
Accomplished grant writer and development consultant with more than 15 years proven track record planning, developing and implementing fundraising strategies and initiatives for national/global nonprofit organizations.
  • Prospect research
  • cultivation/engagement
  • Solicitation/closing
  • Stewardship
  • Events/auctions
  • Corporate/foundation relationships
  • Grant writing
  • Fundraising/advancement development plan
  • Board recruitment/governance
University of Southern Maine Gorham, ME Expected in 2001 : Clinical Counseling - GPA : Clinical Counseling
Connecticut College New London, CT Expected in 1981 : Italian Studies - GPA : magna cum laude magna cum laude
Syracuse University Florence, Expected in 1979 : - GPA :
St. Paul's School Concord, NH Expected in 1977 : - GPA :
Relevant Experience
Researched, planned and drafted proposals to foundations/corporations leading to six-figure (and under) grants for nonprofit organizations in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and New England. Experienced staff grant writer at Maine Audubon with highly successful track record of funded proposals for campaign, conservation and education initiatives. 
Ascension (System Office) - contract grant writer and development consultant
Brookfield, WI, 06/2015 - 11/2015

  • Grant writing, extensive prospect research.
  • Design and implementation of funding matrix identifying corporate, foundation and individual donor prospects.
  • Worked closely with the CEO to create short-term development strategies to address long-term funding goals.
  • Design and implementation of annual fund.
  • Board recruitment.
Ascension (System Office) - Editor and personal assistant
Oshkosh, WI, 2012 - 03/2014
  • Personal assistant to J.S.Borthwick, author of 13 murder mysteries published by St. Martin's Press. 
  • Editing, organizing, and personal care.
Centene Corporation - Independent Development Consultant and Grant Writer
Oak Park, MI, 2004 - Current
  • Grant writing, foundation and donor research, annual giving program inception and implementation.
  • Preparation of fund appeals, annual reports, newsletters and special events communications.
  • Cultivation of donor relationships, networking, creation of corporate sponsorships for clients in New England and Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Centene Corporation - Grant Writer
Oakland, CA, 2002 - 06/2004
  • Research, grant writing, design and implementation of corporate fundraising strategy, event planning, capital campaign research, preparation of applications to federal and state government agencies and foundations to fund education and conservation initiatives.
Centene Corporation - Life Coach/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Ocoee, FL, 2002 - 11/2004
  • Private counseling/coaching practice assisting clients in the identification and achievement of personal and professional goals.
Maine Audubon - Grant writer
City, STATE, 1997 - 2001
See above description. Took a leave from the job to complete graduate work clinical hours and returned in 2002. 
University Of Southern Maine - graduate student
City, STATE, 1997 - 2001
  • Graduate Student and clinical intern.
  • M.Ed in counseling, 2000.
  • Clinical Intern responsible for group counseling, individual counseling, support, grief groups, crisis intervention, and advocacy in the greater Portland community.
  • Student representative on USM College of Education and Human Development Mental Health Advisory Committee (2000-2001).
Thompson, McNaboe, Ashley & Bull - Paralegal
City, STATE, 01/1987 - 01/1992
  • Drafted interrogatories, motions, briefs, and commercial real estate documentation.
  • Conducted client interviews, and assisted attorneys in trial preparation.
  • Managed extensive case load and edited the firm newsletter.
Choate, Hall & Stewart - Paralegal
City, STATE, 1983 - 1986
  • Prepared documentation for commercial real estate transactions and multi-jurisdictional tort cases.
  • Involved in all aspects of discovery for both plaintiff and defense counsel.
  • Worked with a dozen partners and associates throughout the firm to prepare cases for trial and commercial real estate deals for closing.
Latti Associates - Paralegal
City, STATE, 01/1981 - 01/1983
  • Conducted legal research and assisted founding partner in trial preparation for admiralty cases including precedent setting Honor Brown v.
  • USA.
  • Management of Worker's Compensation claims.
  • Presented SSDI cases to Administrative Law Judge and received favorable outcomes.
Association of Fundraising Professionals. Class fundraising agent for Connecticut College (10 years) and St. Paul's School (35 years). 

  • currently working on a novel
  • amateur wildlife photography
  • golf
Read/write French and Italian
  • Fundraising
  • Research
  • Grant writing
  • Donor cultivation/stewardship
  • Strategic planning 
Additional Information

  • University of Southern Maine, College of Education and Human Development scholastic achievement award and scholarship, 2000-2001
  • St. Paul's School 25th Anniversary Bowl for outstanding fundraising
  • Published in Pembroke Magazine (Literary review) 
  • Chair, Connecticut College class of 1981 30th reunion; co-chair for 35th reunion.
  • St. Paul's School Alumni Association Executive Committee 2008-10
  • Chair Maine Cancer Foundation's Tri for a Cure fundraising 2008-2009
  • Planned Parenthood New England regional board, 2007-2009
  • Team leader, St. Paul's School class of 1977 Habitat/New Orleans Katrina relief effort
  • 2007 Board member Foundation 51, MSAD 51, 2003-2006
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church vestry 2002-2005
  • Chair, MSAD 51 Enrichment Committee 2004
  • St. Paul's School class agent/form director 1982-2017

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