I began my “career” in fundraising aged eight, when I set up the “Delphi Club” at school, persuaded my fellow pupils to fundraise to adopt a dolphin, and produced painstakingly hand-written-and-illustrated monthly newsletters, photocopied via my long-suffering father’s office.
I rediscovered my love of chatting to people to raise money for a good cause as a Telephone Campaign caller during my studies at the University of Cambridge, and have been doing it ever since! Joining the Development Office at Gonville and Caius College (Cambridge), I fundraised gifts of up to £25,000 and ran the most successful Oxbridge telephone campaign to date. I then moved to Prostate Cancer UK to manage the Pioneers programme, securing gifts of up to £100,000 towards vital cancer research. In my current role as Senior Development Manager at London Business School, I’m excited to fundraise for ground-breaking research into diversity at senior leadership levels and applying business solutions to anti-malaria drug supply chains in Zambia.
I am a passionate supporter of women and girls’ education, health, and reproductive rights. I volunteer as Fundraising Manager for My Body Back Project supporting survivors of sexual violence (recently devising and implementing the Christmas 2017 social media fundraising campaign), as a personal statement adviser at the Girls’ Network, and as a trained Workshop Facilitator for school groups with the Fawcett Society. I am excited by opportunities to empower women and younger donors in philanthropy.