“Our Board used to say, ‘We’d follow Deborah anywhere!, She helped us clarify our goals, identify paths to achieve them, and worked alongside us–encouraging and, when necessary, cajoling us to success. I would work with her again in an instant. She is an invaluable member of any fundraising team.” —Julia Finney, Former Principal, The Miquon School
“Deborah and I worked together at Pennsylvania Ballet, where she first managed foundation and corporate relations and then moved on to major gift development. I have the greatest respect for Deborah’s fundraising skills. She has terrific instincts and judgment, is a great communicator, and is liked and respected by everyone who works with her.” —Hilary Alger, Senior Consultant, Schultz & Williams / Former Director of Development, Pennsylvania Ballet
“I had the pleasure of working with Deborah at Koresh Dance Company. She came in as the first (much needed) dedicated Development Director. She stepped into a role that was new and made a clear development plan for the company. Her insight and experience was an asset to the company and to her co-workers. Deborah always brought a smile, grace and humor along with her which was necessary during stressful times.” —Cheryl Carson, Senior Director of Development, Smith Memorial Playground
“Working with Deborah is a breath of fresh air. As a consultant she not only had a wealth of useful information, but the uncanny ability to see exactly where our organization was at structurally and what immediate impact her assistance could make.” —Michael Brix, Executive Director, Yes And….Arts Collaborative
“I have worked with Deborah over the past few years as her consultant for The Miquon School. She is the consummate professional: highly organized, thorough, bright, thoughtful, and a good listener. Probably most outstanding are her qualities as a team player – working with her Head of School, Board of Trustees and engaging her donors in the mission and goals of the school. While working on an ambitious campaign, she never is daunted but forges straight ahead to accomplish what the school has set out to do. She has my highest recommendation to begin her consulting work in the fundraising field and I applaud her enterprising spirit.” —Patricia Van Allen Voigt, Senior Consultant, Schultz & Williams.