Heroes: Rising Stars
manager, grants and institutional relations
Raising A Reader
"Julie has ably juggled many competing tasks and priorities and contributed to a solid foundation for Raising A Reader's sustainability. This flexibility is integral to her success—she is able to manage grants, corporate giving, individual campaigns and events to a high level of success. Before I arrived at Raising A Reader she was already ushering in growth, and she has continued exceeding goals, with highlights including stewarding 180 percent growth in community event revenue, as well as growth of 46 percent corporate support and building a robust volunteer program."
– Shani Ahearn, director of development and communications, Raising A Reader
"A former professional snowboarder, David took an injury that sidelined his professional athletic career. He transformed that setback into an opportunity to provide help and encouragement to others. During David's two-year tenure at the SOL Foundation, philanthropic revenue has skyrocketed 155 percent. Over 150 adults have seen their lives transformed, a result of the therapy they have received with SOL's help. In similar fashion, one-year results at the Work Activity Center saw the doubling of philanthropic support under David's leadership."
– Larry C Johnson, founder, The Eight Principles
Christina M. Frye,
Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation
"Due to Christina's social media and Internet optimization efforts, we have been able to connect with people across the United States, Canada, Australia, Philippines, India, Egypt and the United Kingdom. At a newer nonprofit with very limited funds, Christina has utilized low to no-cost marketing avenues to bring our message to the masses. Through social media, Google Ad Grants, our website, email newsletters, blogs, print, mailings and so much more, we have been fortunate enough to not only survive these hard times in our first years, but thrive with the promise of better times."
– Linda Molfesi, president, Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation