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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2021/2022 ADRP Committees

We are currently recruiting volunteers and building out committees for 2022! 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

2021 Blair Scholarship Committee
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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.


  • Nicole Gabler, Co-Chair
  • Cheryl January, Co-Chair
  • Jill Caseria
  • Jessica Reilly
  • Heather Varian
  • Barbara Mlawer

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
  • Jen McGrath
  • Eliza McNulty
  • Debbie Meyers

Webinar Sub-Committee:


  • Sara Ring, Chair
  • Lori Johnson
  • Kevin Wilson


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 action, dialogue, collaboration, and inclusion among members.


  • Analisa Gama, Board Liaison
  • Mitra Keykhah, Chair
  • Antoinette Cobb
  • Scott Eichinger
  • Vanessa Harmon
  • Louise James

2021 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
  • Noel Schiber, Chair
  • Ryan Steele, Co-Chair
  • Debbie Meyers, Content Co-Chair
  • Abby Fox, Content Co-Chair
  • Julie Mahoney, Attendee Experience Co-Chair
  • Mark Hapanowicz, Attendee Experience Co-Chair
  • Alyson Bell, Marketing Co-Chair
  • Nancy Masterson-Newkirk, Marketing Co-Chair
  • Nikki Gear, Sponsorship Chair
  • Mitra Keykah, DEI Chair

2021 International Conference Marketing Committee

  • Alyson Bell, Co-Chair
  • Nancy Masterson-Newkirk, Co-Chair
  • Mandy Carlson
  • Larry Clow
  • Valerie Harris 
  • Caitlin Harvey
  • Rachel Humphrey
  • Allison Duffy Llorens
  • Jillian Ports
  • Michelle Reinhardt
  • Virginia Roe
  • Amber Stout

2021 International Conference Content Sub-Committee

  • Abby Fox, Co-Chair
  • Debbie Meyers, Co-Chair
  • Jane Anderson, Member
  • Lisa Dixon,  Member
  • Gina Galluppi, Member
  • Avery G. Howard,  Member
  • Rachel Kimball, Member
  • Kirsten E. Lavin, Member
  • Christina McNamee, Member
  • Anna Petersen, Member
  • Jessica Reilly, Member
  • Alexa Cottrell, Member

2021 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.


  • Kimberly Johnson, Co-Chair
  • Dena Scott, Co-Chair
  • Brian Armstrong
  • Chandler Janae Abrams
  • Sarah Barrera
  • Kelley Board
  • Susan Cole
  • Jamie M. Dixon
  • Nicole M. Gabler
  • Nancy Masterson-Newkirk

Marketing Committee

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Volunteer on This Committee


  • Fiona Royer, Board Liaison
  • Carrie Flood, Co-Chair
  • Corey Smentek, Co-Chair
  • Anna Morrison, The Hub Editor

Nominations Committee
Volunteer on This 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. 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

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

Midwest Regional Members:

  • Alyson Bell, Co-Chair
  • Analisa Gama, Co-Chair
  • Kate Hemmingsen Berge
  • Maggie Peake

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
  • Margaret Stutt, Co-Chair
  • Kimberly Arndts
  • Sarah Brickman
  • Lisa Carey
  • Ewan MacLean
  • Elizabeth Menne

Sponsorship Committee
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  • Gian Booker, Board Liaison
  • Emily Padgett

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
  • Heather Varian, Co-Chair
  • Debbie Meyers, Co-Chair
  • Kelly Batstone
  • Amy Langille
  • Chelsea Poch

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