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SVdP National Council Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Director of Philanthropy 238 240 SVDP USA

The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is excited to welcome Donald Dowdell as its new Director of Philanthropy. Don will work alongside Dennis Kempf to increase the Society’s visibility and fundraising success on a national level

Don will work alongside Dennis Kempf to increase the Society’s visibility and fundraising success on a national level.

Don has served in a variety of roles throughout over two decades working in Development. He has worked for the following prestigious consulting firms Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners; Changing Our World, Inc.; Cornerstone Fundraising, and Trinity Consulting.

His knowledge and experience includes years of development leadership in overseeing major campaigns and development strategies for hospitals, churches, schools, retirement institutions, nursing facilities, performing arts centers, museums, and social service organizations throughout the United States.

More than half of Don’s clients have been in the Catholic Community, from parish campaigns to diocesan efforts and religious orders. Fundraising efforts have been for capital campaigns, general operations, endowments, catholic schools, stewardship programs, increased offertory, ministry needs, support of religious vocations, retirement, and health care needs of the clergy, and support of laity initiatives and their growing role in the Catholic community.

In his personal life Don was active with music and youth ministries, taught religious education at his parish for elementary and middle-school students, a cantor at his parish, and was a founding member of Creative Ministries, a group that used music and theater to reach out to the community in a different way to relay the Good News.

Don shares his love of the outdoors and nature with his children and grandkids.

Welcome Don!

If you would like to contact Don, you can email him at ddowdell@svdpusa.org or call him at (314) 576-3993 ext. 227.

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Director of National Fundraising Programs

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Director of National Fundraising Programs 414 424 SVDP USA

The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is excited to welcome the new Director of National Fundraising Programs, Alyssa Bergman.

Alyssa will focus on growing revenue through all direct mail channels, mid-level donors and the monthly giving program.

Alyssa was born and raised in the St. Louis area. She attended the University of Tulsa where she graduated with a degree in Communications. Alyssa has a variety of experience in the nonprofit industry including event planning, volunteer coordination, fundraising campaign development, and donor management. She has always been passionate about service to others and is looking forward to sharing the mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

She currently lives in St. Louis with her husband, Josh and they are overjoyed to be welcoming their first child in March.

If you would like to contact Alyssa, she can be reached at (314) 576-3993 ext. 218 or by email at abergman@svdpusa.org.

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Accounting Associate

SVdP National Council Welcomes New Accounting Associate 480 640 SVDP USA

The National Council is excited to welcome Ashley Rhodes as the new Accounting Associate.

She will work with the CFO as a member of the Finance team and help us continue to provide excellent financial services to the National Council and our subsidiaries.

Ashley has worked for the past 13 years in doing administrative and finance work for Sodexo. During her time with the company, she worked in the universities segment at St. Louis University, Webster University, and the University of Missouri – St. Louis. (UMSL).

“I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to be a part of the SVdP National Council,” said Ashley.

Ashley currently lives in O’Fallon, Missouri with her husband and their rescue puppy, Zeke.

Welcome Ashley!

If you’d like to contact Ashley, she can be reached at (314) 576-3993 ext. 209 or by email at arhodes@svdpusa.org.

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