Philanthropy Works
Director of Operations and Founder
Jennifer is currently the Director of Major and Planned Gifts and Virginia Mason Foundation in Seattle, WA. She has been a professional fundraiser for organizations of all sizes and shapes for more than 20 years. She knows what it means to be the only development person in a tiny organization with... More>
Philanthropy Works
Director of Content and Founder
Laird has been privileged to assist and learn from philanthropists over a more than 30-year career divided between higher education and academic medicine. His work has involved collaborating closely with benefactors in several capacities and settings: Director of Gift Planning at St. Olaf College... More>
Macalester College
Vice President for Advancement
Andrew is the Vice President of Advancement at Macalester College where he oversees all aspects of advancement for the College, including Development, Communications and Marketing, Alumni Relations and Advancement Services.   He also worked at the University of Minnesota Foundation where he... More>
Cairn Law
CAIRN LAW is a Seattle law firm serving the legal needs of families, individuals, businesses, and nonprofits throughout Washington state. We encourage our clients to be thoughtful about their life journey and their causes as they seek opportunities to provide for their families, protect their... More>
Wire Stone Seattle
Creative Director
I’ve been a journalist, screenwriter, author, and creative director, each role a different embodiment of my ability to build consensus and discover the true heart of the story. Leading by example, I engage clients and creative teams in a joyful collaborative exchange that generates new, powerful... More>
Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation
Vice President
Lorraine del Prado is Vice President at Seattle Children’s Hospital & Research Foundation.  In that role, she is responsible for engaging and assisting donors who wish to make a transformational impact on the health and well-being of children.  She also leads philanthropic initiatives that... More>
Director of Strategy
Peter Drury is a seasoned nonprofit executive, strategist and fundraiser. He is Director of Strategy for Splash (, a quickly scaling social enterprise that replicates successful international business practices to secure clean water for kids globally. Peter is also a popular instructor... More>
LSS Foundation, Inc.
Cynthia Halverson is the President of the LLS Foundation in Milwaukee, WI. For the past 34 years, Cindy has worked in fund development for nonprofit organizations in a variety of field and leadership positions where she has gained extensive experience in comprehensive program management and major... More>
Valparaiso University
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
Nancy’s career spans more than 25 years in the development and implementation of cross-platform media marketing, communications and strategic programs to raise funds and awareness for multibillion-dollar corporations, foundations and other philanthropic organizations.  In her current role as the... More>
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement
For more than 35 years Jim has worked with philanthropists at Bowling Green State University, Mayo Clinic and the University of Colorado. Focusing on gifts of significance, Jim has worked primarily with benefactors who have given more than one million dollars to the institutions he has served. He... More>