Angela Altamore PhotoADRP President's Message

September 2021

Angela Altamore
Associate Vice President, Stewardship and Donor Engagement
Kansas State University Foundation

Fellow ADRP Peeps,

I am humbled to serve as your 2021-22 ADRP President. Thank you for placing your trust in me. I see this role as the ultimate way to give back to the organization that I owe a great deal. I am excited by the initiatives of the board to better engage the senior members of our profession while providing meaningful mentoring opportunities and training resources for our newcomers. 

When I joined ADRP in 2013, I had no way of knowing I found a professional calling. Donor Relations was a second career path for me—one with close ties to my customer service background. I stumbled into it by pure accident and have loved every minute of it. Today, some of my closest friends are folks I sat with at a conference session, worked with on a committee, or who sat around the board table with me. Without their support, counsel, wisdom, and encouragement, I would not be where I am today. I firmly believe my volunteer experience with ADRP has helped me advance in my career. 

No matter how new you are to ADRP or Donor Relations, I encourage you to volunteer. We need and want to hear your voice. You bring unique, diverse viewpoints to our organization, and the breadth of diversity makes us stronger. You are the future of our profession and our organization. We are counting on you to lend your voice and skillset to enhance our work, deepen our mission and inspire our peers. Back in 2013, as a new ADRP member, I never dreamed I’d be writing this letter as the President of the organization I was just getting to know. Where will you find yourself in 10 years? Get involved today—you never know where your path will lead! 

Angela Altamore
President
Association of Donor Relations Professionals

Associate Vice President, Stewardship and Donor Engagement
Kansas State University Foundation