Tamera Toogood

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Tamera Toogood

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Tamera Toogood

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Tamera is an MBA development professional who has an extensive background in corporate banking and business development having worked with leading financial institutions from New York to Georgia for nearly 20 years. She has a proven track record in providing leadership to originate, strategically grow and steward Corporate and Foundation relationships for a top medical research university and various nonprofits throughout the east coast.  Since joining the development world in 2005, Tamera has raised nearly $200 million for various projects.  She holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and is adept in positioning organizations for growth, creating strategic partnerships, cultivating long-term large investors, managing capital campaigns, developing investible outcomes and strategic planning.

Responsible for a billion dollar affiliate in her last position as Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing for Wachovia she is especially interested in performance and outcomes within the nonprofit community.  Delivering a high level of customer service and client satisfaction is critical to Tamera just as it is to effectively develop, align and implement strategic marketing and sales plans to achieve or exceed revenue expectations. Her extensive private sector experience makes her an effective communicator of the Return on Investment (ROI) and outcomes.

Summary of Experience

  • Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations with a major medical research University. Worked with the five schools (Medical, Nursing, Dentistry, Allied Health Sciences, and Graduate Studies) to initiate, cultivate, and steward all corporate and foundation donors (six-seven figure gifts).
  • Worked to fund a $54 million Cancer Center of Excellence, Georgia’s only School of Dentistry and Medical Commons Campus ($118), as well as leading projects for the Children’s Medical Center and the Level I trauma center hospital associated with the university.
  • Recently completed fundraising projects include: Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, NC; High Point Chamber of Commerce, NC; Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, NC; First Flight Venture Center, NC; SafeHomes of Augusta, GA; and Jack and Jill’s Children Cener, FL.
  • Received the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) award for Outstanding Fundraiser Volunteer of the Year (2008) for fundraising work in the community.
  • BS from University of South Carolina and MBA from Brenau University
  • Volunteer Experience: Executive Board Member, Leadership Augusta; Campaign Cabinet Member, United Way of the CSRA; Board Member, Child Enrichment, Inc.; Board Member, Imperial Theatre; Board Member, Augusta Urban Ministries; Advisory Board Member, Humane Society of the CSRA; and Community Relations Team, Samaritan’s Purse.
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