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 JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING
 

Doing Well by Doing Good: Building a Successful Development Career

 Thursday, June 8

Registration opens at 11:00 
Luncheon and Program 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205  
 

Three senior fundraisers will discuss what it takes to build a great career in development. J.S. May of the Portland Art Museum, Kathy Park of the Shriners Children’s Hospital and Carol Van Natta of the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation will discuss their career trajectories, how they achieved mastery of their craft and what has made development a satisfying and meaningful profession for them. 

J.S. (John Stuart) May is the Chief Advancement Officer for the Portland Art Museum where he leads the development, membership, marketing and government relations’ efforts. He is seasoned fundraising and communications professional and has worked with a wide range of local, regional, national and international nonprofit organizations. He has helped raise more than $500 million. He has been with the Museum since May of 2007. Previous experience includes development positions at Metropolitan Group, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation at Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon Public Broadcasting. He was awarded the 2016 AFP Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession, which recognizes fundraising professionals who demonstrate exceptional skill and enthusiasm for their work, pursue big ideas and successfully engage others in achieving them, and inspire new levels of giving among donors. 

Kathy Park is the Director of Development at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland. She recently completed hiring her staff and is launching the hospital on the most aggressive fundraising program than they have had in 92 years of the hospital’s operation. Kathy has had a diverse career, working for government and for-profit companies. For the past 20 years she has worked for non-profit organizations, primarily in higher education. She led the team of fundraisers at the College of Engineering at Oregon State University and succeeded in securing $200 million in philanthropic support to the Engineering school during the last capital campaign. 

Carol Van Natta is Executive Director of the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, a position she accepted in 2013 after a 35-year career in higher education administration. Under her leadership, the PHSW Foundation exceeded its fundraising goals in fiscal years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and is on track to significantly exceed its FY 2017 goal. She began her professional career at the University of Washington-Seattle and went on to at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Denver, the University of Washington-Tacoma, and Oregon State University including capital campaign experience at four of the institutions. She has secured numerous gifts at the $1 million and above level -- including a $15 million gift to the University of Washington-Tacoma that named its school of business.

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$25 for AFP Young Professional Members
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