Reach for the Stars: The 2014 Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards Winners
All of this — plus the fact that since she began her leadership role at Heifer, income across multiple departments increased well over 10 percent — combine to make Moore a true fundraising star.
We have to agree with Mercer when she says, "There really isn't much that Christy's talent, knowledge, curiosity and determination haven't impacted in a positive way during her long career at Heifer."
vice president of institutional advancement
Often, advancement success is measured by the dollars one raises, but in a profession that can often only be learned by experience and mentoring, it's important to also recognize a leader's investment in the development of effective and ethical fundraisers.
According to Thomas Naples, coordinator of donor relations at Purchase College, Jeannine Starr has spent the past year strategically assembling a 12-person advancement team primarily comprising entry- to midlevel professionals. Each individual was selected from highly competitive pools for his or her commitment to donor-centered best practices and a genuine passion for philanthropy.
"Jeannine's commitment to her team is to ensure that each person has the tools, mentoring and support to be successful on the institution's behalf, as well as in their personal, professional journey," he says. "Her mission is to see advancement leaders emerge over the next three to five years who continue to strengthen the culture of philanthropy at Purchase College, as well as at the institutions they may lead as their careers flourish."
We couldn't agree more that fundraisers who take young development professionals under their wings to ensure the professionalism and ethical standards of the sector well into the future are fundraising stars indeed.
FUNDRAISING STARS (AGENCY)
During her nine years in client service, Kristen McCool has passionately served some of the nation's top nonprofit organizations, including American Bible Society, National Parks Foundation, Ducks Unlimited and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.