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DER provides quality fundraising education and networking opportunities that are affordable and fun, with seminars, workshops and expert panels designed for everyone from those who are new to fundraising to those with more advanced development skills. Please see our list of upcoming events and register online for an event that interests you. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us for more information on our event programs. 

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July Luncheon

Soliciting Culturally-Diverse Donors

Moderator: Leslie Lombre

Panelists: Katiti Crawford, Janice Gow Pettey, Armando Zumaya

Registration closes Wednesday, July 11, at noon.


Speakers’ Bio:

Leslie Lombre, Moderator
Associate Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service & the Common Good, University of San Francisco 
Leslie Lombre joined the Center in June 2014 leading Development and Communications for the Center’s programs. She previously worked as the Director of Development for the Museum of the African Diaspora and the San Francisco Center for the Book. Leslie comes from an extensive background in the public and commercial broadcast marketplace including the promotion/syndication of PBS-produced series and programs including Time Magazine, Money Magazine and Goldman Foundation Award Specials. Leslie serves on numerous Boards of nonprofits. With a B.A. degree in Communications and Public Policy from UC Berkeley, Leslie uses her expertise and cultural competency to promote diverse images across broad audiences.

Armando E. Zumaya, Panelist
Armando Zumaya Training and Consulting 
Armando Zumaya has been in fundraising for 31 years in a variety of roles that have given him a unique perspective on development offices and prospect research and management. He has spent the bulk of his fundraising career as a Major Gifts, Leadership Gifts and Annual Fund Officer on two $1+ billion campaigns at Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley. He began his career in 1985 as a canvasser for SANE/FREEZE in Los Angeles and Ithaca, New York where he led door to door canvassers in the field for five years. He has served in the Vice President of Development, Director of Major Gifts and Chief Development Officer, Annual Fund and Leadership Gift roles. He is well known for his work in teaching prospecting, solicitation, cold calling, major gifts techniques and remote constituency fundraising. He also speaks about the rise of Latino Major Giving in the United States through his direct experience raising major gifts in the Latino community. He emphasizes the need for a new vision of Latino philanthropy throughout our nonprofit community. He has been widely published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Grassroots Fundraising Journal, Currents (the magazine of CASE), Major Gifts Report Fundraising Compass, and others. Armando is an alumnus of the University of California, Riverside.

Janice Gow Pettey, Ed.D., Panelist
J.G. Pettey & Associates 
Janice Gow Pettey is a nonprofit consultant, author, and noted authority on diversity, ethics, and nonprofit governance. She has a doctorate degree in organization and learning from the University of San Francisco. Janice is chair emeritus of both AFP Ethics Committee and the AFP Research Council. During her nonprofit career she has served both as CEO and led the development efforts for various national and international organizations. Janice is the author of Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising and she is the editor of Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy: A Guide to Ethical Decision Making and Regulation for Nonprofit Organizations, both published by Wiley. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. She also teaches for the Fund Raising School at the Lily Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI.

Katiti Crawford, Panelist
Donor Engagement Director, SFJAZZ 
Katiti Crawford is Donor Engagement Director at SFJAZZ, and has more than 15 years of fundraising experience, specializing in major gifts and legacy giving. Prior to joining SFJAZZ, Ms. Crawford held the positions of Director of Development, Campaign Director, Capital and Major Gifts Director, and Major and Planned Gifts Officer. She has raised major gifts for Earthjustice, Planned Parenthood, San Francisco State University, Grand Teton Music Festival, and YWCA, and has a background in financial services and advertising sales. She studied Literature at Vassar College, is a member of the Northern California Planned Giving Council, and has a deep abiding love for one of America’s most important indigenous art forms, jazz.