Keen interviewing and research skills for persuasive proposals and reports.
American Legacy Foundation, Washington, DC
I researched and wrote the first annual report for this major, national tobacco-control foundation. My work helped the fledgling, multi-billion dollar foundation define its identity and articulate its vision to audiences nationwide. View a page.
Award-winning Sustainability Plan, Bowdoin College, Brunswick Me.
I worked with a broad-based constituency to write the College’s first, ten-year Sustainability Plan. Subsequently,the college won The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2010-2011 College & University Green Power Challenge in recognition of its standing as the top purchaser of renewable energy among the schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). View Blueprint for Carbon Neutrality.
Case Statement for $294 Million Capital Campaign, Bowdoin College
I helped craft the academic case materials for The Bowdoin Campaign (FY 2004-2009), the largest fundraising campaign in the college’s 215-year history. It raised $293.57 million, more than $43 million above the goal of $250 million, for financial aid, the academic program, and student life. Of the total raised, approximately $100 million is earmarked to ensure access to Bowdoin for low- and moderate-income students through financial aid. Additionally, the College has used the money to create eight new faculty positions in critical areas of its curriculum; to substantially enhance its faculty sabbatical program; to provide new research opportunities for students; and to create the new Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good.
Comprehensive Strategic Planning, Maine Technical College System
Developed comprehensive planning and communications to help the Maine Technical College System more than double degree enrollment at their seven campuses and position themselves for a new role as community colleges. Strategies included:
♦ Worked the President’s staff to research Maine’s employment and education trends, preparing a detailed report to the Legislature on “Improving Access to the Maine Technical College System.” This document was critical in helping the technical colleges receive legislative support for its successful $26 million capital improvement bond.
♦ Researched and wrote the System’s five-year Strategic Plan, communicating a vision for expanding the role of technical education in Maine, and defining the critical financial, technological, and educational issues that would likely affect this growth.
♦ Developed all creative for the System’s radio, print and television ad campaigns, which helped to spark a 16 percent increase in enrollment.
♦ Work with the public affairs office to develop a one-year Marketing and Communications Plan, which resulted in dozens of newspaper articles, a new Web site, and increased cooperation among Maine’s seven technical colleges.