Professional with over 8 years of nonprofit leadership experience in corporate partnerships, fundraising, volunteer board management, female leadership, government relations and corporate philanthropy.
Director of Major Gifts, 06/2015 to CurrentUNITED WAY OF CENTRAL CAROLINAS － Charlotte, NC
Responsible for the creation, strategic direction and launch of Women United: a diverse group of professionals, community volunteers, and business leaders dedicated to making a lasting impact in the Charlotte region.
Manage the recruitment, execution and development of two volunteer boards: the Alexis de Tocqueville Society board and the Women United Board
Oversee the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, a society of $10k plus donors who provide the bold vision and inspired generosity that invigorate the United Way mission and shape our community.
Manage corporate partnership with one of the largest United Way partners, Duke Energy, to execute their employee giving campaign, volunteer efforts, retiree engagement strategy, and engagement group sponsorships.
Develop and pitch annual sponsorship packages to top corporate partners with an annual goal of $400k
Major Gifts Officer, 05/2014 to 06/2015PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY － Charlotte, NC
Identifying and soliciting major gift prospects, including transformational gifts to provide naming opportunities
Implementing strategic plan initiatives to further engage alumni by planning alumni receptions and focus groups
Planned the 2015 Heart of Grace event, boasting record-breaking sponsorship sales and a sold out event
Resource Development Division Director, 10/2012 to 05/2014UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS － Columbia, SC
Responsible for a $2.6 million fundraising goal, 25% of annual campaign
Planned two of the largest organizational events of the year: the Humanitarian of the Year awards dinner honoring a major donor for their community contributions; and Cocktails & Conversations, an event geared at creating mentorship relationships among young leaders and major donors
Managed a volunteer team, led the Loaned Staff program, planned multiple corporate engagement events and tracking fundraising dollars
Scheduler, 06/2009 to 10/2012UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES － Washington, DC
Plan and coordinate Congressman's legislative, district, and campaign schedule of events for Washington, D.C. and NC
Planned North Carolina Chamber Fly-In for local NC chambers to visit the Capitol, meet with government officials and discuss advocacy issues in their districts
Maintain relationships with donors, constituents, government officials, lobbyists and staff
Bachelor of Arts:Public Relations and Business Administration,2009UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA － Columbia, SC, USA
Francis Marion University Non-Profit Leadership Institute Graduate
Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals
Association of Fundraising Professionals Member
Panelist - Women on Boards, EY Professional Women's Network
Panelist - Women Who Lead: Non-Profit Board Service Symposium, Bank of America's LEAD Network
Speaker - Women & Community, BB&T Women In Banking