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 . . .