Fundraising

I am committed to helping organizations build capacity, foster relationships, and impact their communities in powerful ways.

In addition to managing a diverse portfolio of fundraising initiatives, I also provided hundreds of hours coaching staff and volunteers on how to channel their passion for our mission into raising money in their communities.

During my time with the Center for Teaching Quality, I led more than 40 storytelling workshops with groups of teacher leaders across the country, which in turn secured more than $4 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and National Education Foundation.

25 Ways to Give Back — the year-long initiative I spearheaded at Chuhak & Tecson — raised $392,000 and donated more than 2,000 volunteer hours to Chicagoland charities.

In addition, I have served in a volunteer capacity for several nonprofits:

North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children
Champions for Children Gala Marketing Chair

Alzheimer’s Association Eastern NC Chapter
Community Educator, The Longest Day Fundraiser

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Interviewer and Resume Coach | Events Volunteer

Make a Wish Foundation of Chicago
Wish Ball Auction Planning Committee Member

American Cancer Society
Ada County Relay for Life Community Outreach Chair

Idaho Community Action Network
Advocate | Events Volunteer

KaBOOM! of Idaho
Playground Project Lead

Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival
Marketing and Outreach Intern