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Work experience

Jan 2010Present

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 2008Dec 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 2006Mar 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 2004Dec 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 1999May 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 1998Apr 1999

Staff Assistant

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

Education

Jan 2011Present

Master in Social Work

The Catholic University of America

Currently in "Foundation Year" of study.

Coursework:

  • 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

References

Lawrence (Larry) D. Kerr, Ph.D.

Derek K. Orr

Brian K. Bond