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Deborah F

Non Profit Management- Executive Director


Highly motivated, detail oriented, energetic rock star with a focus on relationship building and employee engagement. Excels in purpose-driven environments driving both revenue/fundraising & awareness initiatives.

Key Skills & Competencies

Staff Management/ staff engagement
Board Development
New Business Development / Revenue Development
Relationship Cultivation
Corporate Partnerships
Individual Gifts (major gift cultivation)
Project / Event Management
Strategic Planning
Presentation Skills
Public Speaking

Professional Experience

Whitcraft Aerospace Group - Account Manager - 10 months
Secured over $3M dollars in new business within a 6 month period.
Interim Business Unit Manager - Managed and motivated team of 30 to reach monthly revenue goal of over $500k per month.
Project management- facilitated activities between the customer and various company personnel -engineering, operations, planning and purchasing, to execute project from development through production.
participated in 3 Kaizen workshops - lean manufacturing process improvement similar to Six Sigma Certification.
Assisted HR director to execute employee engagement events- (blood drives, health expos, and fundraising initiatives)

March of Dimes Foundation - Associate Executive Director Southern New England Market - 14 years.
Built and nurtured trusted Corporate and high impact individual relationships to meet annual budget of 1.8 million dollars annually.
Lead a fearless team of 10 staff members ( Connecticut & Rhode Island) - remotely for the past 5 years to meet the core objects and organizational priorities.
Innovated new events and strategies to raise revenue, cultivate and appreciate top donors and corporate partners- Spirit of Giving, Young Professionals Board, Super Hero Sprint, 5k Runs, On- line auctions, Mobile Health Unit, Major giving cultivation events, and Military Baby Showers.
Integrated diversity and inclusion best practices throughout the workforce strategy and talent acquisition.
Awarded 'Chapter of the year' in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 for achieving yearly budget objectives.
Conducted market budget and strategic planning assessments with Staff and Board of Directors to meet annual foundation objectives.
Collaborated with various states and markets to elevate high level partnerships such as Aetna, Cigna and Stanley Black and Decker.
Secured the markets highest personal gift of 50k in 24 hours.

ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation - Development Manager 3 years
Implemented 5 annual fundraising events raising over $250k per year. (2 golf tournaments, cycling, 2 galas and recognition event)
Managed all aspects of the Foundation's special events including recruiting, and cultivation high level community relationships

Arthritis Foundation - Southern New England Chapter - Development Director - 4 1/2 years
Oversaw local and international sport events - Marathons and 5k running events for Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Health and Wellness Director for various wellness centers in Connecticut - 15+ yrs
Marketing Director - developing, marketing and executing wellness opportunities for members as well as the local community.
Lead health and wellness exercise classes
Personal trainer
Motivated remote participants via zoom to achieve their fitness and wellness goals.

Community Experience

Manchester Road Race - Volunteer Director - 2 years
Engaged and built excitement from local community (over 1000 participants) in the towns most prestigious holiday fitness event kids.
Solicited and and secured local donations and sponsorships totaling over 25k for the town food shelters

Serve on the Thanksgiving Day Manchester Road Race Committee as well as the local blood drive.

Advise and mentor Seth DeValve, professional football player - Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and currently with Arizona Cardinals-with his newly founded - Seth DeValve Foundation- providing students with the tools and opportunities to envision, and bring to fruition, bright futures in academics and athletics.


BS - Graphic Design Management - Central Connecticut State University

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

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