What is your role at TLC?: As the Associate Director of Philanthropy, I work with the advancement team to build relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of our mission to accelerate TLC’s strategic growth by enrolling new members, enhancing donor stewardship and events, writing and preparing private grants, and soliciting corporate support. I also manage the TLC Stewards monthly donor program and oversee our fundraising databases.
Favorite TLC Preserve?: Johnston Mill Nature Preserve. Despite a short 3 and a half miles of trails, there’s so much to see! From the water along Robin’s Trail to the milkweed on Bluebird Trail, to the quiet stillness of Aphid Alley. It’s a wonderful place to explore time and time again.
Casey started at TLC in July 2018. Originally from Colchester, Vermont, Casey brings over a decade of fundraising experience working with donors, managing volunteers, campaigns, events, and databases, and currently sits on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter Board of Directors and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Global Diversity Scholarships Task Force. Casey has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Human Services from Northeastern University, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology from SUNY Plattsburgh.
Prior to joining TLC, Casey worked for the Organization for Tropical Studies, an international organization located in the U.S., Costa Rica, and South Africa with four remote research stations, as a key member of the development department raising money to provide leadership in education, research, and the responsible use of natural resources in the tropics.