Please note, the members’ bios reflect the position they were holding at the time the interview was conducted.

 

Brittini Lasseigne

Brittini Lasseigne lives in Vancouver, Washington and is the Director of Philanthropy at YWCA Clark County, a nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Prior to her time at YWCA Clark County, she was the Director of Fundraising & Communications…

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Darryl lester

Darryl Lester currently serves as the Director of Service Year NC in the Institute of Emerging Issues at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining NCSU, this social entrepreneur and community philanthropist, founded HindSight Consulting in 2001 and the Community Investment Network in 2006 -- but his passion for philanthropy and giving...

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ALICIA SMITH

Alicia Smith serves as a Senior Program Officer with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Based in the Atlanta office, she works with the REALITY team to develop initiatives and partnerships that create opportunities for returning participants to stay connected with Israel and the REALITY network...

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WILLIAM BRYANT

William Bryant, Jr. is a Performance Coach/External Consultant for the National Office of the Boy Scouts of America. William is a Subject Matter Expert in Fund Development. He is the immediate past Senior Development Director for the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. William has served as a District Executive...

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Natalie mcgee

Natalie McGee is a healthcare fundraising specialist who collaborates with senior philanthropy staff, medical staff and health system administrative leadership to enhance and steward donor relationships. Acting as a liaison between patients and their healthcare providers, she helps to create a fundraising relationship. A truly international individual...

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David W. Robinson-Morris

David W. Robinson-Morris is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Xavier University of Louisiana and serves an Adjunct Professor in the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development at the University of New Orleans. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Research with a dual concentration in Higher Education... 

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Atira Rochester

Atira Rochester is the Corporate Relations Manager for Institute Diversity at Georgia Institute of Technology. She engages companies to fund programs and initiatives for underrepresented minority students and advises these students regarding their personal and professional development. Since joining Georgia Tech in 2010...

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JEROMIE TUCKER

Jeromie Tucker attended Oklahoma State University, where he played football and completed his degree. Jeromie has been in the recruiting industry for about twelve years and has recently transitioned into a development role within the advancement industry. Tucker, currently serves Oklahoma... 

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DEBRA VALENTINE-GRAY

Debra Valentine –Gray, serves Indiana University of Pennsylvania as Regional Director of Advancement.  Debra has extensive experience in the corporate and nonprofit areas, along with donor cultivation, stewardship and donor relations. At IUP Debra oversees...

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KEVAN L. TURMAN

Kevan L. Turman AIM Institute as Director of Institutional Advancement.  Kevan has over 13 years experience in Development having served as an Annual Giving Director, Alumni Relations Director, Campaign Manager and Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Currently Kevan oversees...

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Liza CORRINE GRANT

Liza Corrine Grant or “Corrine” is a proud graduate of Clemson University. She holds a bachelors in Biological Sciences & Master of Human Resource Development. Currently she serves as Director of Alumni Relations & Development for the Office of Inclusion and Equity at Clemson University...

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Nicholas A. Stafford

Nicholas A. Stafford (“Nick”), is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, the home of basketball.   He attended the University of Dayton, where he received a full scholarship to play Division I basketball. Nick has worked in advancement for over 4 years and began his career as a development professional...

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RESHUNDA MAHONE

Reshunda L. Mahone, CFRE serves Virginia State University as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.  Mahone has over seventeen years of fundraising experience and has held positions at Spelman College (Atlanta, GA), the University of Miami School of Law (Miami, FL), Georgia State...

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JULIE VAREE

Julie Varee, MA, CFRE is the Donor Relations Director at the Anchorage Museum, where she works with individuals wishing to make leadership-level and legacy gifts.

Julie has been working in development for more than 30 years. She began her career...

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Ken Miller

Ken Miller, CFRE, is the president of Denali Fundraising Consultants a nonprofit fundraising and management consulting company located in Anchorage, Alaska. Ken originally moved to Alaska in 1975, attended Bartlett High School and graduated in 1980. He then attended and graduated from...

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deshanna brown

Director of Development, Office of the Vice President, Division of Student Life & Enrollment Services at Louisiana State University.

DeShanna was introduced to fundraising through her sorority...

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Jessica elmore

Jessica is from Sacramento, CA, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. since 2004, and attended Grambling University in Louisiana for her undergraduate work. She has her Ed.D. in education leadership and has been an adjunct professor and previously lived in Phoenix...

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adrienne mcdade

Visionary. A thirst for knowledge. Optimist.

Adrienne McDade is the Associate Director for Annual Giving at the University of Cincinnati Foundation. Her responsibilities include Leadership Annual Giving & Student Philanthropy...

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nelson bowman

Nelson Bowman III is the Regional Managing Director, Southwest at U.S. Fund for UNICEF. As the Regional Manager, he is responsible for developing and expanding fundraising strategies for the seven states that make up the southwest region. Prior to joining UNICEF, earlier this year...

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ashaki o. charles

Ashaki Charles is a senior advancement professional with success in all phases of the fundrasing process working at leading institutions of higher education.

She is currently a Senior Major Gifts Officer at Teachers College, Columbia University...

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aliguma k. young

Aliguma Young, MBA is currently seeking a new opportunity in fundraising and is Managing Partner of 5 Star Consulting, Inc., a fundraising and business development consulting firm.

Aliguma has nearly 15 years of business...

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Jo 'vion (j.d.) greer

A look at Jo 'Vion (J.D.) Greer's life outside of professional fundraising reveals someone with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. While still a student, he helped found Books All Around, a non-profit created to help alleviate illiteracy for children living in impoverished communities...

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Jessie brooks

Jessie views life as a collection of wonderful experiences. Throughout his 17+ year career, he has had a passion for science and healthcare education, raising money to support the study of and students in disciplines including biology, nursing and oceanography....

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JUanita sheppard

Life is a journey of experiences for Juanita. Growing up in New Orleans as a first-generation college student, Juanita was without role models and mentors to lead the way so she crafted her own path.

A former admissions counselor at...

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george zeno

As a Louisiana native and 19-year professional in the field of fundraising, George's innate ability to discern the subtleties of life has lead him on a rewarding journey.

His passion for advocating for the voiceless and underrepresented are far-reaching...

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Nikia Washington

Nikia Washington, Special Program Associate, Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit demonstrated that we can be inspired early to pursue the profession and that she and I share something in common: Our path to the profession began with service...

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Howard davis

Howard Davis is a veteran fundraiser, who has climbed the ranks from a volunteer at Interlochen Center for the Arts to his current position as a director at Lawrence Technological University.

Howard's passion for fundraising is...

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