About Me

This blog is about how philanthropy impacts society, and this page is about how it impacts me personally.

Like many other development professionals, I did not start out in the field but, rather, I was drawn to it. My first job out of college was as a journalist in North Carolina. I moved to Massachusetts to continue my journalism career but, after two years in the field, I knew the job wasn’t for me. After a stint as a financial consultant (it wasn’t my fault. it was the early 2000s, everyone was doing it), I knew I needed more fulfillment out of my job. I spent a long time searching for a field that would combine my skills in communications with my desire for a more meaningful profession. Finally, in 2004, I came to realize that non-profit development was the best way for me to love what I do and feel good about it too.

If you are interested in the specifics about my development background, please feel free to visit my LinkedIn page. But what is more relevant to this site is my interest in philanthropy’s greater relevance in the world. The results of philanthropy are all around us, and the more we understand how and why that is, the more we’ll understand society as a whole.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2-year old son, cooking, reading, and hoping against hope that the Mets will finally turn things around.




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