Anthony Purcell

Anthony Purcell

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2010 - Present

Administrative Assistant

The Catholic University of America

  • Conduct donor research projects utilizing media sources, public records and legal resources.
  • Design and implement a national annual collection campaign to local parishes resulting in over $5 million raised for general funds.
  • Coordinate meetings and events for the university community.
  • Maintain day-to-day operations of the university’s development office.
May 2008 - Dec 2009

Research Associate

Democratic National Committee
  • Vetted over 2,000 event attendees and $15 million in campaign donations throughout general election season ensuring that each contribution was in compliance with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) standards.
  • Managed research projects in coordination with the fundraising team for vetting purposes.
  • Facilitated daily communications with the fundraising team for event vetting and donation allocation.
  • Coordinated vets for event venues for fundraising staff in order to minimize any potential negative press.
Jan 2006 - Mar 2008

Development Director

Pediatric AIDS/HIV Care, Inc
  • Devised and executed agency’s annual Fund Development Plan.Solicited contributions through events, phone calls, emails and meetings with an emphasis on growth of donor rolls and working towards upgrading gifts.
  • Maintained relationships with corporate and individual donors.Conducted prospect research and actively cultivated new possible corporate and individual revenue sources.
  • Coordinated on-site fundraising and cultivation events in line with the mission of Pediatric Care.Explored potential off-site venues for future events.
Jun 2004 - Dec 2005

Director of Member Services

National Association for Gifted Children
  • Instituted multifaceted recruitment and marketing campaigns engaging key constituencies resulting in 20% membership increase.
  • Maintained a steady membership retention rate of 80% despite an environment of reduced school funding.
  • Developed and steer membership budget, and cut expenses by $7,000 without sacrificing program.
Apr 1999 - May 2004

Manager, Member Services

National Fisheries Institute
  • Designed and implemented the association’s recruitment campaign yielding 80 new member companies.
  • Led membership outreach activities that retained 85% of existing members.
  • Represented the association at seafood trade shows to solicit membership.
  • Processed annual dues billing.
Jun 1998 - Apr 1999

Staff Assistant

The Office of United States Congressman George W. Gekas (retired)


Jan 2011 - Present

Master in Social Work

The Catholic University of America

Currently in "Foundation Year" of study.


  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment
  • Human Development and Psychopathology
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services I
  • Social Welfare Policy and Services II
  • Social Work Research Methods