I have over 20 years of experience in grants-related philanthropy, both in the writing of the grants and the administration and awarding of them.
My 6 years of experience working with one of the largest community foundations in western New York state allowed me to meet with donors and experience the joys of working with donors to connect them to funds and projects that matched their interests. While there, I actively promoted the foundation and its donors to the community, helped review smaller proposals, developed new applications and processes as needed, and built back-end database tools to streamline the scholarship process.
My ongoing experience writing grants for a public school district in rural western Pennsylvania has allowed me to work in a variety of topics, such as transportation, alternative energy, technology, professional development, safety, tutoring, and after school services.
Specialties: At this time, my area of expertise could be considered grant writing for education. I have, however, written and/or assisted in the preparation of successful applications in the areas of technology, youth sports, and senior issues.