Philanthropic Communications

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Client: Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Role and Responsibilities: The Southwest Florida Community Foundation seeks to facilitate and enhance regional change for the common good. Working with Foundation leadership, I provide writing and editing services that help communicate and advance the Foundation's mission.

One Size Does Not Fit All: 9 Ways Smart Women Can Make the Most of Their Time, Talents and Resources... and Then Some

I authored this whitepaper as part of a call-to-action campaign for the Community Foundation to communicate ways women can and do facilitate a thriving and sustainable community through their support of education, from early childhood learning intervention initiatives to supporting college and vocational training scholarships. Tap/click the thumbnail to read the PDF. 

The Giftmakers: Community Outreach

Spring 2018 newsletter highlighting the impact of community philanthropists committed to elevating the five-county region the Community Foundation serves. Tap/click the thumbnail to read the PDF.

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Client: Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
 Fundraising Video

Role and Responsibilities: I wrote and co-produced a video created to showcase the vital work the hospital provides to serve the needs of critically ill children in South Florida as part of a private fundraising campaign. 

Heights Foundation

Client: Heights Foundation
 Website Development

Role and Responsibilities: The Heights Foundation works to build strong, self-sufficient families and foster community development in Fort Myers, Florida. Working with the Foundation director, I managed the development of the organization's website as a platform for community outreach.

University of Florida Foundation

uf-montage3Editor, University of Florida TODAY magazine
A top-tier public research university, UF comprises 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. A member of the American Association of Universities, the institution also encompasses UF Health, an integrated network of UF’s Health Science Center, UF Health-Shands Hospital and the UF Health-Jacksonville family of hospitals and services.

Role and Responsibilities: As editor of the university’s magazine, I was responsible for covering the teaching, research, service and people at the core of UF's mission. My scope of duties included all editorial planning, budgeting, operations and production, while serving a dual appointment in university relations and university advancement.   

I provided leadership to a team of university writers, graphic designers, photographers and illustrators while working collaboratively with campus-wide communications colleagues to extend and enhance the university’s brand. Campus committee involvement included serving on the crisis communications committee, graphic identity committee, and the UF Foundation's committee for re-accreditation during the university's re-accreditation process.

In addition, I worked with senior university leadership to coordinate messaging and material to be published in the magazine in support of overarching institutional strategic goals, and I assisted in the coordination and production of publication materials in support of a university capital campaign.

Notable Achievements

  • Best Overall Magazine, Best Designed Magazine and Best Feature Story awards from the Florida Magazine Association

  • Eighteen writing, design and photography awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

  • Adjunct Professor, College of Journalism and Communications

Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation

fgcu2fgcu1Freelance writer/editor and editorial consultant 

Role and Responsibilities: Florida Gulf Coast University, the newest member of Florida’s State University System, hired to me to facilitate the development and launch of their alumni publication, FGCU, as well as manage the writing, editing and production of annual reports and a capital campaign publication.

Working closely with senior staff in university advancement, I guided discussions among various stakeholders to develop the publication and guide its creation and production. On the editorial side, I wrote and edited content and consulted on photography and design. I was also responsible for procuring printing services and coordinating and supervising press runs.

I filled a similar role in the creation of the FGCU Foundation’s annual reports and capital campaign publication, writing and editing copy, coordinating photography, working with an in-house graphic designer on layouts and design, and managing printer relations.

University of Georgia Foundation

ugaFreelance writer/editor and editorial consultant

Role and Responsibilities: My freelance work for the University of Georgia encompassed writing for the Foundation’s Annual Reports along with the Report of the President. I also wrote for Georgia, the university's alumni magazine, including a cover story on the impact of the newly instituted state lottery on the legislature’s funding of higher education in the state.

Additionally, I wrote and consulted on the design of a range of informational publications for the Division of Student Affairs.