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  • 08/01/2018 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

    Hello ADO Friends:

    It is hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the summer. Time flies by when the weather is nice! We are excited for the upcoming ADO year. The lunch program kicks off on September 12th with the topic Social Media Marketing. It promises to be informative and will certainly give you more tools for your tool belts!

    Please make sure you complete our program surveys and provide feedback.

    ADO is always looking to increase our membership. If you or someone you know wants to develop or improve your fundraising skills and make a positive impact on your organization ADO is the place! I promise you that you will learn something new at every meeting and you will have fun doing so.

    I can’t wait to see you on September 12th and I thank you for all that you do each and every day.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!!

    Adam Kintish

    ADO President

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    September 12, 2018 - Social Media Marketing

    October  10, 2018 - Meet the Funders
    Sponsored by Con Edison

    November 14, 2018 - Prospect Research

    December 12, 2018 - Major Gifts

    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

    Sobeida Cruz - Charter School of Educational Excellence

    Mina Gary Ryan - Katonah Museum of Art

    Jessica Reinmann - (914) Cares, Inc. (formerly Chappaqua Cares)

    Jennifer Sheehy - Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation

    Michael Wares, CFP - Merrill Lynch/Bank of America

    BOARD CHANGES

    ADO is thrilled to welcome two new board members, Marissa Madonia and Monica Spears. Marissa currently serves as the Development Director with Westchester Parks Foundation, where she oversees the organization’s major gifts and annual giving programs. Monica has served as the Development Manager for Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson for the last nine years, and as President of a Scholarship Ministry for Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, NY for the last four years. Both Marissa and Monica bring tremendous professional fundraising expertise and passion for the mission of ADO. 

    Two other board members, Ellen Bloom and Lisa Dashman, have rotated off the board this summer. We thank them both for their many years of service to ADO and for helping to build this vibrant and supportive community.


    Julie Sootin, Executive Director, and Lisa Dashman, outgoing board member

    2018-19 BOARD SLATE

    OFFICERS

    ADAM KINTISH, President
    PCSB Bank
    akintish@mypcsb.com

    AMY PRICE, Vice President
    The Champion Project
    amyprice717@gmail.com

    MICHELLE A. NICHOLAS, Treasurer
    Family Services of Westchester
    mnicholas@fsw.org

    ANN FABRIZIO, Secretary
    ArtsWestchester
    afabrizio@artswestchester.org

    MEMBERS

    KEVIN COOK 
    Westchester Medical Center/Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
    kevin.cook@wmchealth.org

    LAURA DEBUYS
    The Picture House Regional Film Center
    laura@thepicturehouse.org

    MARISSA MADONIA
    Westchester Parks Foundation 
    marissa@thewpf.org

    HILLARY MILLMAN
    In Better Words 
    hillary@inbetterwords.com

    HEIDI SIESFELD
    Pro Bono Partnership
    hsiesfeld@probonopartner.org

    JILL SINGER
    Jill Singer Graphics
    jill@jillsingergraphics.com

    MONICA SPEARS
    Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson
    mspears@girlscoutshh.org

    BRENDA WILKIN
    Wilkin Consulting Group
    brendawilkin123@gmail.com

    PHOTOS FROM OUR JUNE MIXER

       

  • 05/01/2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

    Dear ADO Friends:

    The year is flying by!

    Summer is right around the corner and much excitement is on the horizon for ADO. We have had quite a year thus far and we are not slowing down anytime soon. From our inspiring philanthropy breakfast to our monthly meetings, to our networking events and informative workshops we have packed in quite a bit so far. I feel such a sense of pride whenever I attend one of our events. The buzz and excitement is wonderful!

    ADO wants to make sure that you are well informed as we want to provide you with useful information and valuable resources. It is our hope that you enjoy this newsletter.

    We have many exciting events on the horizon and we are always planning ways to build upon the strengths we have as a group. We love to hear suggestions from members, so please share your ideas! You may also consider serving on our board or one of our committees. Feel free to ask any of the current board members about their experience.

    We also need you to help ADO by spreading the word to colleagues. I like to think that all non-profits know about us, but I am always surprised when I meet someone who has not heard of our group. Word of mouth is the most effective way to introduce someone to ADO.

    I look forward to seeing all of you at future events.

    Adam Kintish, ADO President

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    May 9, 2018 - Convince Them! Get Stakeholders to Say “Count Me In”

    June 21, 2018 - Free Summer Networking Mixer

    WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

    Lisa Brotmann - Community Center of Northern Westchester

    J. Dewey - Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc. 

    Gillian LaTorre - Crowne Plaza White Plains 

    Rebakah Raz - Westchester Children's Association 

    Maria Samuels - Westchester Disabled On the Move, Inc. 

    Susan Sapiro - Pro Bono Partnership 

    Cory Scott Whittier - Whittier & Associates 

    Fiona Wilkes - ANDRUS

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    A testimonial from a recent scholarship recipient:

    Gratitude is such an important part of successful fund development, and is a favorite part of my work as a fundraiser. I want to take this opportunity to express genuine gratitude to The Association of Development Officers for awarding me a partial scholarship to enhance and add to my skills through enrollment in a Major Gifts fundraising course. ADO's support, its commitment to its members and its determination to continually increase our awareness of this important and rewarding profession are invaluable. A very personal thank you, ADO, for helping me to make a difference for others. 

    Best, Amy

    Please visit our scholarship page for more information about this member benefit.

    PHOTOS FROM OUR RECENT AWARDS BREAKFAST



     




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