Associate Director, Temple Fund
Fundraising and Communications Professional
“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.” ― Tina Fey, Bossypants
communication strategies, public affairs, financial literacy, crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, journalism, multi-channel marketing, leadership development
Dana Band Consulting, LLC
Coach and Event Coordinator
February 2013 — Present
Coaching and event assistance for a sales training and public speaking consulting firm. Edit workshop materials and website content.
Associate Director, Annual Campaigns
December 2011 — Present
Solicit donations from alumni via direct mail, email, telephone, and crowdfunding channels. Write solicitation content and devise audience segmentations strategies. Recruit and manage alumni volunteer fundraising committees. Implemented university-wide crowdfunding platform giving.temple.edu/OwlCrowd and first annual fund stewardship newsletter. Create editorial calendar for giving website.
The Temple Fund raised approximately $2 million annually and brings in the majority of the university's 19,000 alumni donors.
Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance
Assistant Director of Development
August 2010 — November 2011
Coordinate fundraising and alumni activities for the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. Liaison to the Temple Fund, Alumni and Development Communications, Alumni Relations, and other central fundraising units. Manage the Boyer College Alumni Association board.
Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Coordinator
January 2010 — July 2010
Liaison between state office and regional applicants to PPA Program and Project Grant Streams. Presented three public workshops to explain Project Stream application and eligibility to potential applicants. Recruit knowledgeable community members for two day review panel. Began duties as PPA intern in 2008, promoted to staff in 2010.
Muhlenberg College Career Center
Employer Relations Associate
May 2009 — May 2010
Cultivated positive relationships with finance and accounting employers to ensure continued success with Muhlenberg students. Reviewed student resumes and cover letters before being sent to organizations. Scheduled on-campus interviews. Presented recruiting and job search presentation to students. Increased student participation in Recruiting Program by 35% through targeted marketing.
Master's of Journalism
May 2015 expected graduation
B.A., American Studies, English, Art History
Coursework in nonprofit and arts administration