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. 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.  

 2023 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.


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


  • Holden Scheidel, Co-Chair
  • Mary Weingartner, Co-Chair
  • Katie Kutney, Board Liaison
  • Libby Dissauer
  • Kate Hemmingsen Berge
  • Jessica Veitch

Education Steering Committee

  • Noel Schiber, Chair
  • Katie Kutney, Board Liaison
  • Committee Liaisons
  • Jamie Dixon, Webinar
  • Analisa Gama, DEI
  • Carrie Flood, MarComm
  • Rachel Humphrey, The HUB
  • Jennifer Lichty, International Conference
  • Liz Menne, Research
  • Holden Scheidel, Midwest Conference

Webinar Sub-Committee:

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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

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.


  • Vanessa Harmon, Co-Chair

  • Louise James, Co-Chair
  • Analisa Gama, Board Liaison
  • Farida Adam
  • Roberta Delgado
  • Scott Eichinger
  • Katy Galli-Kreps
  • Beth Gunzel
  • Molly Hafer
  • Mitra Keykhah
  • Emma McMahon
  • Veronica Roman

2023 International Conference Committee

This committee crafts the annual international conference, which brings colleagues of all experience levels from around the world together to share new ideas and expertise, challenge norms, network, mentor, and leads 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.


  • Mitra Keykhah, Board Liason
  • Margaret Coad, Chair
  • Kimberly Karol, Vice-Chair
  • Alexandria Cottrell, Attendee Experience Co-Chair
  • Nicole Rodriguez, Attendee Experience Co-Chair
  • Jennifer Lichty, Content Co-Chair
  • Gina Galluppi, Content Co-Chair
  • Liz Lauersdorf, Content Co-Chair
  • Corey Smentek, Marketing Co-Chair
  • Debbie Meyers, Marketing Co-Chair
  • Keelin Schneider, Sponsorship Chair   
  • Sam Sanchez, Sponsorship Chair  

2023 International Stewardship Awards Committee

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.


  • Scott Eichinger, 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

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

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

Hub Editorial Board

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

Nominations Committee

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. This 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 who are invited to participate by the committee.


  • Angela Altamore, Chair
  • Brie Aguila, President-Elect
  • Marcelle Austin
  • Carrie Flood
  • Analisa Gama
  • Dawn Green
  • Will Leon

Regional Committees

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.

NEMA Regional Members:

  • Eileen Bastien, Co-Chair, Seton Hall University
  • Lauren Shoor, Co-Chair, Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Mitra Keykhah, Board Liaison, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Marcelle Austin, Earthjustice
  • Angela Camacho, Baruch College 
  • Barbara Geiger, Seton Hall University
  • Barbara Johnson, New York University
  • Esmera Kanalstein, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Debbie Meyers, Rutgers University Foundation
  • Barbara Camhi Mlawer, NYU Langone Health 
  • Susan Simonelli, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Midwest Regional Members:

  • Megan Pratt, Co-Chair
  • Alexa Cottrell, Co-Chair
  • Analisa Gama, Board Liaison
  • Alyson Bell
  • Holly Biagioli
  • Analisa Gama
  • Katharine Gingrich
  • David Green
  • Kate Hemmingsen
  • Rebekah Nowak
  • Melissa Oskielunas
  • Holden Scheidel

Southeast Regional Members:

  • Melissa DeClue. Chair
  • Victoria Blunt
  • Flora Fox
  • Brittany Kegley
  • Mary Kenyon
  • Dana Lackore
  • Debbie Meyers
  • Sara Moïse
  • Riviere Moody
  • Annie Price
  • Elizabeth Shuler

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.


  • Marian Johnson, Board Liaison
  • Kimberly Arndts, Co-chair
  • Liz Menne, Co-chair
  • Sarah Brickman
  • Lisa Carey
  • Margaret Coad
  • Julie Ford
  • Bethany Herrema
  • Sarah Kuenzler
  • Will Leon
  • Cody Metzger
  • Michelle Michael
  • Rachael Nakamura
  • Monica Priest

Sponsorship Committee



  • Keelin Schneider, Co-chair
  • Samantha Sanchez, Co-chair
  • Brie Aguila, Board Liaison
  • Brinton Vincent
  • Hannah McKenley

Volunteer and Member Experience Committee


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.


  • Debbie Meyers, Co-Chair 
  • Chelsea Poch, Co-Chair
  • Jess Finley, Board Liaison
  • Kelly Batstone 
  • Brandon Brown
  • Melissa Carrera
  • Jamie Dixon
  • Pandora Hess
  • Jordan Marshall
  • Maegan Washburn