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Steve Mount

Job title:  Director of Philanthropy  

Employed by:  The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Drayton Hall

What I like most about my job:  Understanding each individual’s passion, connecting passions with organizational priorities, and ensuring each relationship is valued in a meaningful manner – as we all know, great stewardship is the hallmark of an exceptional fundraising program!  

I joined the Lowcountry Chapter of AFP because:  As a long-time NSFRE and AFP member – who lapsed after a decade in higher education-CASEland – I missed the camaraderie, robust exchange of ideas, and professional resources associated with AFP.  

I’m originally from:  Ithaca, NY

My hobbies/interests include:  Historic preservation and mountain biking were interests, until my twin boys arrived.  Jack and Ethan are now 6, and I am found at swim lessons, soccer practice and helping with first grade homework . . . which is more difficult than I remember.  

Something my AFP colleagues might not know about me is:  I began my career in archival and collections management and was a founding member of the AFP Finger Lakes Chapter.  

If I had one week to do anything I wanted, I would:  Unplug my smart phone and disappear into rural America.  Montana and the Dakotas are still on my list . . .