This month’s Executive Director Roundtable is about Fund Development. We will be joined by Tonya Taylor of The Gift Development Group.
Tonya Taylor most recently served as the Executive Campaign Director for the UNC Chapel Hill- Medical Foundation Horizons Program and the Interim Director of Corporations and Foundations for the School of Public Health. Prior to that, Tonya held an Executive Campaign Director position for the University of North Carolina Newman Center in Chapel Hill, where she led a multi- million dollar campus facility expansion effort. After being recruited to join CCS Fundraising, Tonya worked as the Executive Director of an international Donor Engagement Program for Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England in order to better assess the Cathedral’s potential for moving forward with a multi-million dollar campaign to support several capital, preservation, programmatic, and global initiatives. In this role, she coordinated all stages of the program including: stakeholder engagement, prospect identification, research, cultivation, donor relations, and event planning and donor correspondence.
Prior to her work with CCS and UNC- Chapel Hill, Tonya served as Executive Director and Director of Community Services and Marketing for Rochester General Health System’s Newark- Wayne Community Hospital Foundation, where she led public relations and development operations and managed eight team members, and consultants. She worked with a Board of Trustees to launch a $12 million micro-campus capital campaign and to successfully increase annual funding by more than 40 percent during her tenure. Tonya has also worked as a Development Director and campaign leader for other not-for-profit organizations including Wilson Commencement Park, and The Harley School, where she led public relations, marketing, capital campaign, major gift, and annual fund efforts.