Donor Relations and Development Officer with extensive donor service experience and exceptional people skills. Proven special event management, ability to cultivate relationships and a strong passion for the local community. Desires a challenging role in Fundraising/Donor Services. Action-oriented with strong ability to communicate effectively with staff, Board and volunteers and a record of supporting the mission/strategic initiatives of the organization.
Exceptional customer service
Strong interpersonal skills
Connect with current donors to enhance philanthropy with the Foundation, as well as identify and nurture new relationships with potential donors, assisting in determining avenues for their philanthropic interests. Work collaboratively with staff, Board, volunteers and stakeholders to develop and implement endowment and giving opportunities.
Handle registration and communication with all camp participants by providing quality customer service to them as well as group users, staff, YMCA members and potential customers. Supervise office staff, oversee business operation, ascertain camp objectives, priorities and mission, conduct public relations, promote camp program and coordinate fundraising endeavors.
Provided a safe and developmentally appropriate learning environment that met all NYS, Chautauqua County and YMCA codes, policies and procedures for children ages 3-4.
Valedictorian, Class of 1984
Council Member, Town of Harmony (Term of Office 2010-2014)
Director of Religious Education/Teacher, Our Lady of the Snows Church-Panama, NY (1999-2011)
Chautauqua County Humane Society - Volunteer Coordinator Walk for Paws Registration, 2003-2014
Jim Lenart Memorial Golf Tournament - Planning/Organizing Committee, 2010-2012
Girl Scouts of Southwestern NY - Cookie Sale Chairperson, 2001-2003
Southwestern Soccer Club - Coach, 2000-2001
American Heart Association Southwestern NY Chapter - Volunteer Coordinator American Heart Walk Registration, 1994-1998
Customer/donor retention, promote mission, attention to detail, creative team leadership, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, FIMS and CampBrain (data management software)
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