RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS
Grant Writer/Grant Specialist, June 2006 – January 2011
Responsible for prospect research and grant writing for submission to government agencies, foundations, and corporate donors for human service programs, education, the arts, capital projects, and workforce development. Work closely with CEO, Deputy Director, School Superintendent and other senior officers as well as program staff in the planning and submission of funding requests. Secured multi-million dollar contracts with county, state and federal agencies including Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Texas Youth Commission, and various Texas Counties.
SETON FAMILY OF HOSPITALS
Contract Grant Writer, November 2009 - Present
Prepared proposals for submission to federal and state agencies including: Department of Health and Human Services; National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program; Department of Education, and Texas Cancer Council, as well as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Secured grant of $8.4 million from Safe Schools/Healthy Schools Program of DHHS. Secured $500,000 capital grant for school health clinic from HRSA.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE AUSTIN AREA
Development and Grant Writing Consultant, March 2008-Present
Provide ongoing prospect research and grant writing services as requested by agency. Work closely with CEO and program staff. Secured grant of $1,449,924 from state education agency; additional grants from Austin Community Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Strake Foundation, and Topfer Family Foundation, among others.
GREENLIGHTS FOR NONPROFIT SUCCESS, INC.
Development and Grant Writing Consultant, December 2004 – July 2007
Conducted ongoing prospect research and grant writing services for Austin non-profit organizations: the Seton Family of Hospitals and the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.
THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
Grant Writer, 1999-2003.
Prepared 2003 application for the National Endowment for the Arts for Learning in the Arts Program, for youth in Boston’s neighborhoods, which obtained grant of $14,000; wrote and edited materials for Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s fundraising campaign.
Foundation and Government Grants Officer, 1992-1999. Raised an average of $1 million annually from private and corporate foundations, as well as local and national government agencies. Grants included $500,000 Challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Developed departmental budget and tracking systems. Participated in planning and implementing resource development efforts, including endowment campaign raising over $100 million.
Grants Coordinator, 1990-1992. Administered active grants program. Prepared grant proposals and reports, working closely with other museum staff. Researched potential funders and prepared prospect profiles and deadline calendar. Responsible for database maintenance and financial accounting.
Department Assistant – Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations, 1989-1990. Assisted in preparation of proposals and reports to varied funding sources.
THE NEWTON HISTORY MUSEUM AT THE JACKSON HOMESTEAD
Development Manager, 2002. Coordinated museum’s fundraising program, including grants, membership and individual support. Wrote application which obtained grant of over $180,000 for historic burying ground restoration project.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
Development Assistant, 1987-1989. Wrote proposals and letters for major donors. Played major role in producing annual telethon, raising over $1 million. Coordinated large-scale mailings to patients and donors. Maintained gift accounting program.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Instructor of Creative Writing, 1989. Taught undergraduate fiction-writing workshop. Designed curricula and materials.
THE WOOSTER REVIEW
Fiction Editor, 1984-1986. Responsible for production of nationally marketed literary magazine, including editing, design and marketing.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, 1989.
THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER
B.A. in English with honors, 1986. Independent Study Thesis in Creative Writing; Steven R. Donaldson Prize for Fiction, 1985, 1986. Published in The Wooster Review.
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Writing, literature, history, film.