Pat has been involved in nonprofit fundraising for over 30 years.
From 1977 to 1993, Pat worked for American Rivers as Vice President for Development. At American Rivers, she focused on building that organization’s membership base, major donor program, foundation base, and workplace giving program. During her tenure there, she helped increase the budget from $30,000 to $2,000,000.
From 1994 to 2007, Pat served as Watershed Program Manager for River Network. In that position, she worked with hundreds of nonprofit river and watershed groups around the country to help them create sustainable organizations.
And, although she has decades of experience supporting watershed organizations, Pat still takes the time to bring her expertise to bear in her own backyard. She has served (and serves) on the board of various local nonprofits including the Coalition for the Capitol Crescent Trail, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, the Cacapon Institute, the Potomac Riverkeeper and the Rock Creek Conservancy.
Pat is fluent in Spanish and is an avid whitewater canoeist and kayaker. She is currently “retired” and spends her time volunteering, traveling with her partner, Dorcas, and playing with her children and grandchildren.