I have worked for the Merryman House going on nine years. I have been doing the work of development for the past 4 years. I know the need of donor stewardship and donor retention for the sustainability of the agency. I am proficient in the use of Donor Perfect database. I headed the Annual Fund campaign the, Paducky Derby Duck Race this year. I retained and gained new race sponsor this year. I have a desire to build the donor base with the idea of cultivating donors from all the eight counties the Merryman House serves. I have solicited donations from various businesses and civic organizations. I have the ability to make group and individual solicitations on behalf of the agency. I have great passion for the mission, "To save, build and change the lives of those effected by domestic violence."
Proficient in Word, Excel, Power point, Donor Perfect
Group and individual solicitation
Professional and mature
Works well under pressure
Experience with diverse populations
Food Specialist , 09/2008
to Current of Merryman House Domestic Crisis – 1100 Stonebrook Drive, Paducah, Kentucky,
Procure food and goods for the shelter and clients use.
Make menus and prepare dinner meals for clients five days a week. Also, ensure that food is available on the days of my absence.
Maintained kitchen work areas, equipment, and utensils in clean and orderly condition
Development assistant, 07/2013
to Current Merryman House Domestic Crisis – 1100 Stonebrook Drive, Paducah, Kentucky,
Call and/or meet with prospective donors to obtain goods and/or services.
Make presentations to several civic organizations on behalf of the agency.
Primary point of contact for community sponsored fundraising.
Assisted the first year and managed the following two years the PaDucky Derby Duck Race, the agency's premier fundraiser.
Obtained sponsorships and made sales for the race.
Planned and coordinated the logistics for pre-race and race day events.
CACFP Federal Food Program Director, 02/2015 Merryman House Domestic Crisis – 1100 Stonebrook Drive, Paducah, Kentucky,
Procure food items to meet CACFP meal pattern standards
Plan menus to meet CACFP standards
Prepare lunch and dinner meals for children 18 years and under according to the CACFP program standards
Plate meals according to CACFP meal pattern standards
Daily record meal counts
Monthly reports of CACFP required documents for reimbursment
Attend annual training required for program participation
Certification: Fund Raising Management,
2013 The Fundraising School at Indiana University - Indianapolis,
Bachelor of Arts: Biology,
1999 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick,
Associate of Applied Science: Science,
1995 Camden County Community College - Blackwood,