Born in Oakland, California.
My father was on sabbatical from Oakland Public Schools and was teaching English at a girls’ school.
Attended Sarah Lawrence College, studying creative writing.
Bicycled across the country to promote disarmament with five friends.
Worked as fundraiser for Scattergood Friends School in Iowa. My first face to face solicitation ($100,000) got me hooked on fundraising. First capital campaign (for me and the school).
More fundraising jobs at Pendle Hill (a Quaker retreat center in Pennsylvania), The Wilderness Society, and the ACLU, all focused on face to face cultivation and solicitation.
Attended University of Maryland, one course at a time. BA with a major in English.
Established Jump Start Growth, Inc. as a consulting firm focused on major gifts fundraising
Returned to writing poetry after a 25 year hiatus.
In the Columbia Journal. Read them here.
Why ice cream trucks play Christmas songs.
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Certified as a coach by the International Coaching Federation.