Jessica Claire
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A results-driven and deeply dedicated fundraising professional zith a proven record of successful outreach and fundraising revenue grozth. Innovative planner and organixer of special events on any scale. Ekcellent at meeting deadlines and zor,ing under pressure— loo,ing to Boin the advancement team at Catherine Coo, School as the Associate Director of Annual Giving and Special Events.
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Special Events Manager, 10/2018 to Current
MetroPortland, OR,

Responsible for successfully planning, coordinating, and executing revenue generating events for the agency. Lead team member to ensure event logistics, volunteer management, and financial transactions are performed with speed and accuracy for the following events:

  • 2021 Virtual Gala Livestream: Grossing over $760,000 in revenue, reaching over 300 donors, with a social media reach of over 2,000 views.
  • 2020 Virtual Gala: Grossing over $830,000 in revenue, reaching over 360 donors.
  • 2019 Annual Gala: Grossing over 1 million in revenue and hosting over 800 guests.
  • Annual Art Show: Consistently reaching attendance and revenue growth year-over-year. FY19- 50% revenue growth, FY20- 10% revenue growth, FY21(virtual)- 15% revenue growth
  • Annual Wine Event: Attendance growth of 25%
  • Summer of Opportunity: Two-day community event, carnival, and parade. Hosting over 60 community organizations and drawing in over 3,000 attendants
  • Stewardship and program events to include: Annual Donor Reception, La Mesa Latina, Black Table, Capital Campaign Ground Breaking, and Capital Campaign related events with lead supporters
  • Collaborate with event co-chairs to develop sponsorship materials, letters and invites, and coordinate timely mailings.
  • Track and process event-driven revenue and and acknowledge gifts, leading to proper documentation and reporting of event outcomes.
  • Instituted methodology to track, fundraising revenue and ROI. Lead for event related data management and mobile bidding software.
  • Prepare and manage event budgets and collaborate with the finance department for proper reconciliation.
  • Partner with the marketing department to ensure the successful execution of event messaging and distribution strategies.
  • Lead member standardizing event models agency wide
Development Coordinator, 07/2016 to 08/2018
Stanford UniversityStanford, CA,
  • Responsible for achieving annual revenue targets and expense budgets for three Walk Too End Alzheimer's events in Lake County, Michigan City, and Lafayette Indiana
  • Developed a comprehensive plan that includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer committee development, marketing, public relations, and logistics
  • Successfully identified and secured event sponsorship to reach 18% growth year-over-year ; : Recruited over 2—000 al, participants via community outreach— securing a (%W retention rate; : Managed media relations zith local and national outlets; : Increased community events presence jy 30W to further the reach of the agency; : Managed the event zejsites and social media outreach : Successfully managed and recruited over 3% committee memjers to serve on the al, To End Alxheimer&s Planning Committees; : wuilt sustainajle relationships zith corporate partners— civic leaders— and area volunteers to increase revenue and jrand azareness;.
Development Coordinator, to
Stanford UniversityRedwood City, CA,
  • Planning— Organixing— and promoting of special events— including$ Annual Spring Gala— Golf Outing and other internal’ekternal events; : In collajoration zith the Development Director— increased corporate and individual support across fundraising events : Coordinated volunteer led committees for all fundraising initiatives; : Managed DonorPerfect datajase to ensure accuracy and timely reporting : Coordinated timely production of direct mail fundraising appeals— reaching over 2—000 individual donors.; : Produced gift ac,nozledgment letters for individual— corporate Y foundation— and in-,ind donors; : Developed the implementation of the Houng Professionals woard;.
Institutional Advancement Associate, to
Gads Hill CenterCity, STATE,
  • Fej 2013.
  • Un 201% : Organixed the Annual Spring Gala and lead special proBects such as managing the silent auction— day-of volunteers and event logistics; : Collajorated zith consultant to develop and implement a strategic communications plan— zhich resulted in increased visijility of the agency; : Composed— managed— and edited a full range of materials to include$ ji-zee,ly nezsletters— organixational jrochures and annual reports; : Lead and managed the internal process to update the organixation/s zejsite; : Managed Gads ill Center&s social media and created a reporting system to trac, the agency/s reach : Provided administrative support to the ofbce of the CEO$ managed CEO calendar— woard of Directors communications and interactions— and maintained donor relations.
Education and Training
: , Expected in 2021
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Master of Business Administration: , Expected in 2012
Lewis University - Romeoville, IL
Nonproxt Fund Development
Bachelor of Arts: , Expected in 2009
Lewis University - Romeoville, IL
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Dame Mendoza College of Business - Cicero, IL
2019 Certixed Fund Raising E ecutive, CFRE International On-line 'an

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