ADRP Volunteer Opportunities and Committees

It takes a team to help ADRP succeed. Throughout the year, ADRP's events and programs require dozens of volunteers to manage content, attendee experience, marketing, and more. Thank you to all of the generous volunteers who help ADRP thrive!

Interested in Volunteering with ADRP?

ADRP is dependent on volunteers to thrive. Our volunteers began this organization in 2004, ran all aspects of operations until the staff was hired in 2011, and now continue to create and manage ADRP programming.

We want it to be easy to volunteer for ADRP; we want you to enjoy the time you spend in service to the organization; and we want our volunteers to encourage others to participate in this great organization.

We are proud of all of our past and current volunteers. Learn more about our volunteer committees below.

We are always looking for ADRP members who are interested in volunteer opportunities. As a volunteer, you help ADRP meet our mission of serving donor relations professionals while gaining professional experience and a strong network of peers in the field. 

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2022 ADRP Committees

We are currently recruiting volunteers and building out committees! If you're interested in volunteering for any of the committees listed below, please indicate which committees you are interested in when you complete the volunteer form

Blair Scholarship Committee

This committee reviews applications and selects recipients of the Sheryl A. Blair Scholarship awards. The Sheryl A. Blair Scholarship was established in 2007 to honor the memory of former ADRP board member Sheryl Blair. It annually provides up to ten stipends of $1,000 each to newcomers and experienced professionals in the donor relations/stewardship field to cover expenses associated with attending the ADRP International Conference. Committee members are encouraged to attend the conference when possible to welcome recipients and serve as a resource throughout the experience.

Education Committee
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This committee is responsible for exploring, testing, and securing content for ADRP’s education components.


  • Cheryl Lintner, Board Liaison
  • Mary Weingartner, Chair
  • Kate Hemmingsen Berge
  • Holden Scheidel
  • Noël Schiber 
  • Jessica Vietch 
  • Libby Dissauer

Webinar Sub-Committee:

  • Sara Ring, Chair
  • Amber Countis
  • Jamie Dixon
  • Lori Johnson

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
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This committee serves the membership of ADRP and works towards a goal of more diverse representation of members, presenters, and programs, while also promoting a culture of dialogue, collaboration, action, and inclusion among members.
  • Analisa Gama, Board Liaison
  • Mitra Keykhah, Chair
  • Antoinette Cobb, Member
  • Scott Eichinger, Member
  • Katy Galli-Kreps, Member
  • Vanessa Harmon, Member
  • Louise James, Member
  • Isabel Leonard, Member

2022 International Conference Committee
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This committee crafts the annual international conference, which brings colleagues from around the world, of all experience levels, together to share new ideas and expertise, challenge norms, network and mentor, and lead the way in our profession. Opportunities include selecting and building session content; creating experiences for bonding, service, and enjoying the local culture; and promoting the conference through marketing and communications.


  • Fiona Royer, Board Liaison
  • Ryan Steele, Chair
  • Margaret Coad, Vice-Chair
  • Carrie FloodMarketing Co-Chair
  • Gina Galluppi, Content Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Karol, Content Co-Chair
  • Kristen Lanvin, Content Co-Chair
  • Trish Telesco Morgan, Attendee Experience Co-Chair
  • Nicole RodriguezAttendee Experience Co-Chair
  • Corey Smentek, Marketing Co-Chair

2022 International Conference Marketing Committee

  • Carrie Flood, Co-Chair
  • Corey Smentek, Co-Chair  

2022 International Conference Content Sub-Committee

  • Gina Galluppi, Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Karol, Co-Chair
  • Kirsten Lanvin, Co-Chair
  • Hyo-Kyung (Helen) Choi, CFRE,  Member
  • Liz Lauresdorf, Member
  • Melissa Lee,  Member
  • Jennifer A. Lichty, Member
  • Rachel Niehoff, Member  

2022 International Stewardship Awards Committee
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ADRP has established the International Stewardship Awards (ISAs) as the premier forum for recognizing excellence and outstanding accomplishment in our field. Members of the International Stewardship Awards Committee are responsible for, among other things, soliciting submissions and recruiting members of the different judging subcommittees.


  • Marian Johnson, Board Liaison
  • Kimberly Johnson, Co-Chair
  • Dena Scott, Co-Chair
  • Kelley Board
  • Mandy Carlson
  • Susan Cole
  • Jamie M. Dixon
  • Katy Galli-Kreps
  • Brittany Hoffmann Smith
  • Nancy Masterson-Newkirk
  • Paige Morris

Marketing Committee

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The Marketing and Communications Committee, including the sub-committee of the Hub Editorial Board, serves to build a broad and positive awareness of ADRP and its programs and services to the donor relations community while encouraging participation, collaboration, and open dialogue through:


  • keeping ADRP members apprised of activities and resources and/or ensuring they know where to find them
  • elevating and strengthening ADRP’s brand and visibility across philanthropy (emphasize our brand, reputation, and stature)
  • attracting and retaining new members



Marketing Committee

  • Fiona Royer, Board Liaison
  • Corey Smentek, Co-Chair
  • Carrie Flood, Co-Chair
  • Nancy Masterson-Newkirk
  • Megan Pratt

Hub editorial Board

  • Marcelle Austin, Editor
  • Rachel Humphries, Associate Editor
  • Suzanne Bellanger, Associate Editor


Nominations Committee
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This committee solicits nominations from the membership for the Board of Directors and presents the slate of nominations to the Board in preparation for board elections. The committee is chaired by the immediate past president of ADRP and includes two to four additional board members, and two to four additional representatives from the ADRP membership, with a maximum of six members. 


  • Keri Kallaway, Chair
  • Scott Eichinger
  • Jess Finlay
  • Dawn Green
  • Tanya Hickson
  • Cheryl Lintner
  • Jeff Muller

Regional Committees
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Every year, ADRP volunteers host regional events as a way to bring together donor relations and stewardship professionals to network, inspire, and learn about best practices within the profession. Regional events are held in various locations around the United States and Canada, serving as a platform to connect with professionals locally. Members of the different regional events committees are responsible for planning and executing their region's event, which can be as simple as a networking coffee or happy hour or as complex as a full regional conference, and everything in between.

New York City Regional Members:

  • Cheryl Lintner, Board Liaison
  • Melissa Malebranche, Co-Chair
  • Stephanie Lamphere, Co-Chair
  • Marcelle Austin
  • Angela Camacho
  • Linda Colquhoun
  • Nayeli Garcia Mowbray
  • Debbie Meyers
  • Nicole Parisi Smith
  • Jillian Ports
  • Lauren Shoor
  • Guycaelle Vaval

Midwest Regional Members:

  • Analisa Gama, Board Liaison
  • Alyson Bell, Co-Chair
  • Megan Pratt, Co-Chair
  • Holly Biagioli
  • Analisa Gama
  • Katharine Gingrich
  • David Green
  • Kate Hemmingsen
  • Rebekah Nowak
  • Melissa Oskielunas
  • Holden Scheidel
Research Committee
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This standing committee exists to: 1) provide ADRP members with access to innovative, evidence-based approaches to donor relations that can be adapted into their own shops; 2) provide members with resources to demonstrate the value of donor relations within fundraising at large with diverse, peer-reviewed research; and 3) elevate ADRP's reputation as a thought leader in the philanthropic sector. Members are asked to join four calls annually and engage in independent and/or small group work throughout the year.


  • Katie Kutney, Board Liaison
  • Kimberly Arndts, Chair
  • Sarah Brickman
  • Lisa Carey
  • Catherine Chorness
  • Carlyn Haffey
  • Liz Menne
  • Cody Metzger
  • Margaret Stutt

Sponsorship Committee
Volunteer on This Committee


  • Gian Booker, Board Liaison
  • Keelin Schneider, Chair
  • Sarah Keller
  • Emily Padgett
  • Guycaelle Vaval
  • Mary Weingartner

Volunteer and Member Experience Committee
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This standing committee is responsible for enhancing the ADRP volunteer experience and in assisting in the development and maintenance of the volunteer pipeline. Along with tracking, evaluating, and enhancing the volunteer and member experience for ADRP, this committee also oversees and administers the ADRP mentorship program.


  • Jess Finley, Board Liaison
  • Debbie Meyers, Co-Chair
  • Chelsea Poch, Co-Chair
  • Kelly Batstone
  • Heather Varian

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