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Jul 2009Jun 2011

Associate Director of Development, College of Business

Oregon State University Foundation

Responsibilities and Accomplishments

  • Serve as lead major gift fundraiser for the College of Business in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Personally responsible for securing 12-16 major gifts annually, totaling at least $2 million annually. Also responsible for over 160 visits per year, resulting in the opening of 20-40 major gift proposals.
  • Help provide leadership for achieving the College of Business' capital campaign goal of $86.5 million, as part of Oregon State's $625 million campaign. I raise funds for all areas of the College, including scholarships, faculty support, programs, and a large capital building project
  • Direct the Portland College of Business Discovery Program, aimed at qualifying 100 new Portland area prospects annually with 50 to be solicited for major gifts by December 2010.
  • Co-direct the fundraising efforts for the new $55 million College of Business building, currently in the silent phase. Will lead the Portland metro area effort for this project, with goal of securing $5M in major gifts to the project.
  • Manage a prospect portfolio of 120 prospects rated at $25,000 to $1,000,000+. Portfolio made up of senior level business executives working in a variety of fields.
  • Work closely with Dean of the College of Business and her senior team to advance the philanthropic priorities of the college in close conjunction with the OSUF staff.
  • Administrative duties include budget management, event planning, contact reports, and case statement development.
  • Work in conjunction with OSUF Portland VP to market the COB and OSU to the Portland metro area.

Highlights, FY 2010 and 2011:

  • As one half of a two-person team, helped lead the COB to its best furdraising year ever in securing $18.9 million for Fiscal Year 2010.
  • Developed a comprehensive major gift discovery program for the Portland metro area, resulting the qualifying of 64 individuals as major gift prospects.
  • Solicited 45 individuals for major gifts, successfully closing 14 gifts.
  • Helped launched the public phase for new College of Business facility campaign, a $55 million project with a $30 million philanthropic goal. Took project public in May 2010.
  • Secured gifts for new facility, scholarships, and faculty. Assited donors in using a variety of gifting vehicles, including working closely with gift planning department to help donors make gifts of property, securities, and the usage of CRUT's, CRT's, and estate bequests.
  • Helped promote OSU presence in Portland metro area through active community involvment, including participation in Rotary International and as Board Co-chair for The Children's Course, a subsidiary of the PGA's National First Tee program.

Campaign Planning:

  • Worked with OSUF leadership, COB leadership, and external campaign cabinet in setting priorities/stratiegies for campaign extension.

Internal Task Force Participation:

  • Member, Development Officer Progress Report Task Force.
Mar 2007Jul 2009

Director of Development, College of Education/4-H

Oregon State University Foundation

Responsibilites and Accomplishments

  • Served as chief development officer for the College of Education and the Oregon 4-H Foundation.  Lead all major gift fundraising operations for the College's 3 academic units as well as major and annual giving for Oregon 4-H.
  • Provided overall leadership for the College of Education's $10.5 million campaign goal, as part of Oregon State's $625 million campaign.
  • Lead a two person staff, which included a Development Assistant as well as an adminstrative assistant.
  • Managed a prospect portfolio of 120 individuals rated at $25,000 to $5 million+. 
  • Conducted over 120 visits annually; travelled 5-7 days per month making 3-5 visits per day.
  • Worked closely with Dean of the College of Education and the 4-H State Program Leader to advance the philanthropic goals of each unit.  Also worked closely with all 36 4-H County Leaders to advance their respective philanthropic goals.
  • Performed related administravie duties such as newsletter development, event management, contact reports, case statement development, and budget management.

Highlights, FY's 2008 and 2009:

  • Exceeded unit campaign goal of $10.5 million with two years remaining, resulting in promotion to the College of Business.
  • Exceeded  all personal fundraising and overall unit metric goals annually.  In FY '08, I solicited 44 major gifts, resulting in 24 funded gifts of $25,000 to $1 million.  In FY '09, I solicited 46 major gifts, resulting in 25 funded gifts of $25,000 to $1 million. 
  • Managed, in conjunction with the OSU annual giving department, the 4-H annual giving program.  Implemented new strategies resulting in a 30% increase in funds raised and a 24% increase in annual giving donors.
  • Succesfully planned and executed two capital building campaigns, resulting in over $3 million for the John D. Gray Recreation Center for Oregon 4-H and the renovation of historic Education Hall.

Campaign Planning:

  • Lead strategist for College of Education and Oregon 4-H in Oregon State's first ever capital campaign.  Worked closely with college leadership to set campaign goals and strategies.
  • Recruited and managed 5 person campaign cabinet, a volunteer group charged with advancing the college's campaign vision and mission.

Board Relations:

  • Member of Dean's Council, representing the OSUF as part of the College of Education's executive leadership team.
  • Chief OSUF liason to to the Dean's Advisory Board, providing regular campaign updates and helping recruit new board members.
  • Member of 4-H Executive Committee, with 4-H board recruitment repsonsibilities.

External Communications:

  • Developed and managed all fundraising material in both the College of Education and 4-H newsletters to alums and donors. 
  • Planned and executed special donor-centric events for purposes of stewardship and cultivation.
  • Worked closely with department of donor relations on specific donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.
Aug 2003Mar 2007

Community Director

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

  • Directed all operations for Southern Oregon Division, including event management, fund development, and external communications
  • Recruited and managed volunteer base of 60 individuals in four separate S. Oregon communities.
  • Managed, planned, and executed nine special events annually, including four separate WalkAmerica events.
  • Managed donor base of 200 individuals, making over 120 face-to-face visits annually.
  • Responsible for creating cultivation and stewardship strategies for Division donors.
  • Coordinated foundation relations and grant writing proposals.
  • Served as chief spokesman for March of Dimes at all events.


  • Successfully grew S. Oregon WalkAmerica events each year by average of 20%, culminating with $250,000 raised in FY' 07.
  • Increased corporate event sponsorship by 125% over three year period.  Recruited 14 new corporate sponsors during three year period.
  • Created and managed new major gift program for S. Oregon Division, resulting in a 60% increase in major gifts over three year period
  • Worked with civic and government leaders to promote March of Dimes mission and create new fund development opportunities.
  • As primary spokesman for March of Dimes in S. Oregon region, I managed media relations, created press releases, and made multiple public speaking appearances.
Apr 2003Sep 2003

Community Relations Intern

Eugene Emeralds Professional Baseball Club

Responsibilities and Accomplishments:

  • Managed Club's community volunteer program
  • Managed 27 special event nights and responsible for corporate hospitality
  • Successfully solicited 10 corporate nights at the park, resulting in $15,000 of revenue.



Advance Donor Database
Consistent and competent use of OSUF donor database, Advance.
Microsoft Office Suite
Competent in entire Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Excel, Internet Explorer, and Outlook. 


Aaron Escobar

Roger Rennekamp, Ph.D.

Dr. Sam Stern

Shawn Scoville

Kevin Heaney

Ilene Kleinsorge, Ph.D.


International travel, fine and performing arts, cooking, sports.


I strive to continue my career with a challenging position in higher education, major-gift fundraising. 


Professionl Memberships

  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), member, District VIII.
  • Rotary International, member, Rotary Club of Portland.
  • The Children's Course, National First Tee, Ambassador Board member, Portland, OR.
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, member, Oregon and SW Washington chapter.
  • Portland Business Alliance, member, Portland, OR.
  • Oregon State University Business Roundtable, member, Portland, OR.