Kimberly formerly led United Way of Central Indiana’s (UWCI) major gift program and individual leadership giving. She was responsible for optimizing individual engagement, portfolio performance, as well as ensuring consistent and strategic integration across the entire fundraising team. Kimberly managed Tocqueville Society portfolio of 450 households who contribute $10,000 or more annually (Tocqueville Society - $10K, Meridian Society - $25K and Million Dollar Round Table - $1M). Overall, Kimberly was responsible for achieving annual fundraising $13.75 Million goal as well as oversight for the $2 Million goal for individual leadership giving outside of workplace. She worked to ensure growth in fundraising and engagement of donors in this segment while providing leadership, guidance and tools for all members of the fundraising team concerning individual donor engagement.
Under her leadership, the Tocqueville Society’s annual giving consistently increased by 1% (~$350,000) year over year 2017-2019.
While at United Way of Central Indiana Kimberly:
• Served on the national Major and Planned Giving Council (MPGC) for United Way Worldwide. (MPGC is made up of 25 Major Gift experts across the network that provided field leadership and expertise to develop, recommend and support systemic change across the United Way network for major gift and planned-giving.);
• Was peer nominated for two consecutive years to Chair MPGC Tocqueville/Major Gifts Annual Subcommittee;
• Co-Chaired the United Way Worldwide Peter Buffett Multi-Million Dollar Network Proposal – secured an eight-figure commitment to support our efforts across the United Way Network; and
• Served on the national Equity and Education Initiative aimed to provide critical college and career opportunities and supports for the next generation of young male leaders of color
Previously, Kimberly served as the Development Director for UNCF - United Negro College Fund Indiana Area Office. As the Development Director, Kimberly was responsible for the fundraising and implementation of action plans as developed by the UNCF national office. She was responsible for helping the regional office meet its $1.4 Million goal as part of the UNCF Indiana Annual Campaign. As Development Director, Kimberly’s fundraising efforts covered the four-region area across the state (Ft. Wayne, Gary, Evansville and Indianapolis).
Prior to UNCF, Kimberly served as the Executive Director for Mt. Carmel Community Life Center. A life-long servant to the community, Kimberly volunteers whenever she can. She has served on many community boards including Indianapolis Weed and Seed of the Far Eastside, Lawrence Township Hunger Coalition, FEAC Far Eastside Action Coalition, and she currently serves on the Steward Speakers Board of Directors. In addition, Kimberly supports many schools and community organizations in their efforts to improve the quality of education for our youth in our community.
Kimberly attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia and later graduated from Indiana University where she earned a Paralegal Certificate from the IU School of Liberal Arts; BA in Political Science from the IU School of Liberal Arts; a Graduate Certificate in Public Management/Administration from the IU School of SPEA; and MPA also from the IU School of SPEA.
Kimberly is a CFRE Certified fundraising expert and experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the nonprofit organization management.
A dedicated mother and wife, Kimberly has been married for fifteen (15) years to her husband Dion and they have three children Krystal, Tyler and Taylor.