My passion for fundraising began early: aged eight, I set up the “Delphi Club” at school, persuaded my fellow pupils to hold bake sales and pool their pocket money to adopt a dolphin, and produced painstakingly hand-written-and-illustrated monthly newsletters on the dolphin’s progress.
I rediscovered my love of chatting to people to raise funds for a fantastic 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 secured 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, fundraising donations 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 work with alumni on funding ground-breaking research into diversity at senior leadership levels and 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 (recently devising and implementing the Christmas 2017 social media fundraising campaign) and as a trained Workshop Facilitator for school groups with the Fawcett Society. I also advise on personal statements at the Girls’ Network, and on trust applications for Project ACEI. I enjoy combining my love of cocktails and party-hosting as a Cocktails in Care Homes manager with Magic Me Arts! I am excited by opportunities to empower women in philanthropy, and advise friends and clients on finding the right charitable partner to help them achieve their philanthropic priorities.