Amy Harmon has been named Director of Development for the College of Education at SDSU. She's been a front-line fundraiser for over 11 years and most recently served as the Director of Major and Planned Gifts for Senior Community Centers, a national model organization serving low-income seniors in San Diego. Prior to that, she served as the Associate Director of Special Giving at UC San Diego. While she’s been involved in a variety of development endeavors, including serving as the Executive Director for an Appalachian women's organization that was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show," the majority of her experience has been at Berea College, a prestigious small private liberal arts college for low-income students located in Berea, Kentucky. There, she led a team of gift officers that traveled nationally and contributed towards the College’s annual revenue of over $26 million and robust endowment of over $1 billion. Amy is a graduate of Berea College and has a B.A. in sociology and a minor in communications. She proudly serves on Women Give San Diego's grants and membership committees.
Lenise Andrade has recently joined the team at WiLDCOAST, as their Director of Development, bringing her 9 years of fundraising experience for nonprofit organizations, specializing in conservation organizations. She worked for Heal the Bay in Los Angeles and moved to San Diego in 2007 to join the fundraising team at the San Diego Zoo, where she was part of their Major Gifts team for over 3 years. She most recently was the Director of Development for ArtPower! at UC San Diego. With a degree in English from the University of Southern California, Lenise spent several years as a teacher before entering the nonprofit sector. She is a former board member of and very active in the local chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) and is also part of the Education committee at Women Give San Diego. She is excited to join the WiLDCOAST team, and help build a strong and active donor base to expand their conservation programs.
Sheona Richardson has been promoted to Director, Annual Giving and External Relations at Senior Community Centers, a national model organization serving low-income seniors in San Diego. In her new role, Sheona will oversee the organization’s annual fund, marketing and public relations, Heroes Circle donor club and grants management. She has been a member of Senior Community Centers Development team for the past 5 years and previously held the position of Senior Development Officer. Sheona is an active member of Women Give San Diego, serving on the grants and membership committees.