Linda has been a professional fundraiser for more than 20 years. As either a consultant or development staff member, she has raised significant funds to support diverse non-profit organizations and projects. In 2008, Linda earned recognition as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)—the global standard for the fundraising profession. Currently, she holds leadership positions with the West Columbia Gorge Rotary Club and its associated foundation. She is also a founding member of the Women Artisans Resource Enterprise, a newly emerging nonprofit that supports women artisans in the developing world including training them to produce and sell fairly traded handicrafts internationally. In 2013, Linda was named a Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance she has given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.
Lawrence Symonds, Fundraising Manager
Larry is a graduate of the University of Washington and the University of Washington School of Law. After more than 25 years building and managing successful businesses, Larry embarked on a career in non-profit development. Capitalizing on years of estate, financial and wealth management experience, coupled with decades of non-profit experience, Larry created a consulting business focused on the fundraising needs of small and mid-size community nonprofit organizations.
Larry is a dynamic, results-oriented business development and relationship management professional with a proven record of developing and executing strategy, with a devotion to community. Larry returned to his home state of Oregon to bring his knowledge, skill and experience to help steward the success of important community organizations. He most recently led a successful capital campaign for the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, exceeding their target of $4.5 million dollars raised by April of 2017 (that goal was achieved in December of 2016)