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Lynn Hempen

Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor

Work History

Nov 2013Present

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor
Jul 2009Nov 2013

Director of Development

John Bapst

John Bapst is an independent boarding and day school serving girls and boys in grades 9 through 12. 

  • Manage a development team and Director of Communications.
  • Oversee all institutional fundraising.
  • Increased overall fundraising revenue by 50%.
  • Raised institution's largest-ever gift from a foundation. ($230,000)
Nov 2005Jan 2009

Senior Consultant

Gary Friedmann and Associates/BHC Consulting

When nonprofits want to get things done they turn to Gary Friedmann & Associates to help them accomplish their goals. Gary Friedmann has worked with a wide variety of nonprofits, from very small, start-up organizations to older, well-established nonprofit groups who needed a bigger building, a larger endowment, or expanded services.

  • Managed $8 million endowment campaign for a Maine environmental organization.
  • Managed $2.3 million library campaign.
  • Conducted $15 million feasibility study.
  • Managed $3.1 million library campaign.
  • Guided children's museum board through strategic planning retreat; created and helped to implement first six months of new plan.
  • Assessed and rewrote annual fundraising plan for Maine pubic health institution.
  • Wrote and edited case statements and marketing collateral for above projects.
Jul 2003Apr 2004

Director of Development

Westchester Land Trust

Westchester Land Trust protects land in partnership with private property owners, helps communities create new parks and preserves, and fosters sound land use planning rules.

  • Conducted development assessment, developed one-year strategies for increasing annual, major, corporate and planned giving.
  • Outlined five-year strategy to launch capital campaign.
  • Increased donations of $2,500 by 25%.
  • Brought in organization's first-ever major gift from an individual. ($50,000)
Jul 2000Jul 2003

Director of Major Gifts

TechnoServe, Inc.

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. 

  • Increased individual gifts over $5,000 by 12% in year one.
  • Increased individual major gifts over $25,000 by nearly 50% in year two.
  • Brought in organization's largest-ever gift from an individual. ($750,000)
  • Increased overall individual giving by 54% in three years.
  • Established major gifts program, developed solicitation process for 250 prospects.
  • Wrote funding proposals for the consideration of individuals and foundations.
May 1995Jul 2000

Associate Director, Campaign Operations

UCSF Foundation

The University of California, San Francisco is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

  • Devised cultivation and solicitation strategies for campaign's $1-million-rated prospects.
  • Managed Chancellor's and core volunteers' involvement.
  • Co-managed campaign cabinet.
  • Maintained portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects.
  • Increased annual fund donations by Foundation members by 20%.
  • Managed Foundation Liaison budget.


Hiking, American History, Reading, Travel


Sep 1992Jun 1994


Monterey Institute of International Studies

The Monterey Institute offers professional graduate degrees with an international focus. Students, faculty, and alumni work on some of the most critical issues of our time.

Sep 1990Jun 1991

Salzburg University

I attended Salzburg University as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.

Sep 1986May 1990


Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University offers career-oriented programs for motivated students who seek academic excellence, personal growth, and professional success.

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Earle Hannigan

Mel MacKay

Mark Woodward

Gary Friedmann