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Cornish VP Of Institutional Advancement Receives 2012 Professional Achievement Award From NDOA

April 23, 2012

SEATTLE, WA – The Northwest Development Officers Association and Cornish College of the Arts are pleased to announce that Jane Ewing, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, will receive the 2012 Professional Achievement Award on June 8 at the NDOA Spring Conference.

Jane Ewing has served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002. During her tenure, the total number of donors has grown 269 percent and total gifts have grown 247 percent. She developed an 11-member team that has significantly expanded the College’s alumni and parent relations program and institutional marketing and communications, and established the signature fundraising event, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts. Under her leadership, the College has raised nearly $20 million. Over $15 million has been raised for the Campaign for Cornish, supporting the creation of the College’s new urban campus in the Denny Triangle, and created more than 20 new endowed funds resulting in 60 percent growth of the total endowment. Nearly five million in support of academic programming has been raised during her tenure.

Jane has also served as Director of Development for Foundation for Early Learning; Vice President, Development and Operations and Director of Development for Family Services of King County; Director of Development for the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington; and Director of Development for The Little School, Bellevue, WA.

Since 1985 NDOA has presented one annual professional achievement award.  Originally known as the Development Officer of the Year Award, it became the NDOA Professional Achievement Award in 1993 to reflect NDOA’s commitment to and recognition of professional accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of philanthropy. The award recognizes recipients’:
• commitment to mentor others,
• demonstration of philanthropy through community service and raising funds for important mission based organizations, and
• Integrity, professionalism and excellence.

Nominations come from the NDOA membership and the final recipient is selected by previous award recipients.

The award will be presented at the NDOA Spring Conference, Shared Values of Compassion and Community Engagement, Friday June 8, 2012 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

ABOUT NDOA
The Northwest Development Officers Association is a welcoming community of fundraisers who share a passion for the power of nonprofits to make our world a better place. We offer high quality, relevant and innovative training experiences that improve our members’ fundraising potential. By becoming actively involved in a network of committed professionals, NDOA members build life-long relationships and make community connections that further their personal goals and advance the missions of the organizations they serve.  http://www.ndoa.org