According to Kieran Wilson, marketing director at Changing Our World, Kate Amore is a brilliant, young professional in the fundraising field who raised millions of dollars for her clients last year. Among her successes: securing the first million-dollar gift in the history of one of her client schools, an elite private school on Long Island; implementing the most significant capital campaign in the history of the Toronto Waldorf School; and helping run a $1 billion campaign for another client university.
All impressive. But Kate also contributed to an important thought-leadership report, "The Young and the Relentless: A Survey of the Next Generation of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leaders," that examined important trends that are shaping the competitive environment all sectors must confront in attracting the next generation to high-level management and leadership positions. She was published in Advancing Philanthropy for that work and also selected to moderate a panel for the UN Programme on Youth/UNDESA, "Giving It Back, Passing It On: Corporate Engagement and Youth Philanthropy as Pathways to Development."
We think Kate is a Rising Star not only because of her early and impressive successes in fundraising for her clients, but perhaps more importantly for her dedication to the future stability of nonprofit leadership and her grasp of the importance of engaging the next generation of both managers and donors.
Assistant Director of Development, Individual Giving,
Janice Adelson, now the development associate for Single Stop USA, worked with Daniel Blakemore at Third Street Music School Settlement where, in a matter of months, he was promoted from annual giving coordinator to associate manager of annual giving — a quick rise in recognition for his entrepreneurial efforts to create effective fundraising programs on behalf of the historic, community-based organization.
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