A highly creative and energetic development professional offering more than five years experience planning and executing successful events and cultivating relationships through fundraising initiatives.
11/2014 to Current
Development AssociateProvidence College － Providence, Rhode Island
Manage all aspects of undergraduate and young alumni participation in the giving process.
with planning, execution and promotion of major campus-oriented annual and
Facilitate all annual efforts of the Young Alumni Leadership Council to increase the number of alumni who have graduated within the last decade to give at the leadership level, as well as conceptualize measurements to implement program evaluation.
Maintain an active portfolio of 220 annual fund prospects which includes scheduling and meeting with alumni to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors.
Manage program volunteers through visits, conference calls, and email to provide on-going support to further their ability to solicit peers, progress towards class goals, and provide updates on reunion events.
10/2013 to 11/2014
Development CoordinatorNational Multiple Sclerosis Society － Warwick, Rhode Island
Assist the Director of Development in the overall planning and execution of all events; Walk MS, Bike MS: Ride the Rhode, MS Jet Pull, MS 5K, and MS 25.
Serve as the team coordinator to cultivate, retain, and market to past, present, and future team captains.
Create and cultivate relationships with individual donors, event participants, and volunteers through site visits, emails, and phone calls. Provide support to further their ability to solicit peers and progress toward their individual and team goals.
Work closely with the Society directors, committee chairs, and the Board of Trustees to meet monetary and participation goals through event fundraising, mail solicitations, and marketing.
Secure individual and corporate sponsorships and donations in-kind.
04/2011 to 10/2013
Administrative AssistantNational Multiple Sclerosis Society － Warwick, Rhode Island
Provided executive-level administrative support to three directors, their support staff, and the Chapter President, as well as worked closely with the Board of Trustees, volunteers, and vendors.
Served as primary contact for the office, directed calls to appropriate parties, managed the reception area, and greeted all visitors.
Provided support to the Development and Programs departments in the planning and execution of Chapter fundraising events and client programs.
Responsible for daily data entry and database management, proofread and edited emails, letters, papers, mailings, and newsletters.
Managed the chapter website; uploaded annual reports, pharmaceutical programs, and chapter updates.
Bachelor of Arts: SociologyQuinnipiac University － Hamden, ConnecticutGPA: Dean's List
Study AbroadUniversity College Cork － Cork, Ireland
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills. Able to efficiently handle multiple, concurrent responsibilities while maintaining accuracy and quality. A leader as well as an effective member of a team. Outstanding ability to develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization. Professional demeanor and attentive to detail.