Debra K

Passionate Humanitarian committed to achieving social justice by ensuring availability to higher education, promoting participation in and support of art organizations and ensuring the preservation of our oceans, inland waterways, wetlands and ecosystem.



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Will Relocate:



To obtain a senior level position in nonprofit management using over 15 years experience in program management and project development with expertise in nonprofit administration, board and volunteer development, marketing, event management and staffing.


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Raised an excess of $2.6MM annually for higher education exceeding departmental goal by 30%. Designed a peer-to-peer solicitation campaign with MBA alumni in reunion years, increasing donations by 100%. Built attendance to County hosted events, increased ticket sales for concert series by 100%+, and expanded annual festivals by 50% utilizing multiple Parks and recreational sites that were not being used to the extent of their capacity. Redesigned "hosted" website to a "content management" system reducing annual data management costs by 50% and expanding reach of agency's social media. Co-founded the Maple Shade Arts Council.

Companies I like:

Kimmel Center, Inc., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Academy of Music, The Philadelphia Art Museum, Rutgers University, LaSalle University


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Responsible for managing annual departmental budgets from $250,000 to $2.5MM. Restructuring fundraising plans for strategic development to create a successful organizational and communications initiative to increase revenue and raise awareness of an organization's mission, expanding donor acquisition and increased revenue. Developed and authored data informed foundation grants and corporate proposals to fund research, program development and projects to offset capital costs. Designed and published newsletters, e-news, direct mail solicitations and annual reports contributing content, illustrations, photographs and graphics. Development and management of a wide range of festivals (5,000-15,000 attendees), concerts, reunions, art exhibits, cultivation events, galas and golf tournaments, consistently increasing attendance, sponsorships and other revenue streams. Maintaining excellent vendor relations, negotiating costs and reducing overall event budget. Detailed knowledge of planning major events, familiarity with front of house, catering, production and multi-venue operations to produce flawless productions and customer service. Volunteer recruitment and management, board development and personally serving on nonprofit boards. Co-founding Board member for the Maple Shade Arts Council currently producing two musicals while serving as the fundraising chair, responsible for obtaining sponsors, advertisers and ticket sales.