Meet The Team

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Diane M. Carlson

Chairman

  • Over 4 decades of fundraising experience 

  • AFP Las Vegas Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

  • Former Chairman of IDC & founder of 1-2-1 Philanthropic Services 

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PAUL A. Dunne, cfre

Senior Vice President

  • President of the AFP Greater Dallas Chapter

  • AFP Colorado Chapter Outstanding Fundraiser Award Recipient

  • AFP International Foundation Board member

Zina Birmingham

Associate Vice President of Client Services

  • Over 20 years of fundraising experience 

  • Began her fundraising career as a student caller at Douglas College

  • B.S., CUNY’s Brooklyn College

Jeff Grandy

Associate Vice President 

  • Over 10 years of non-profit leadership experience

  • Fundraising Instructor at UNLV

  • B.S., University of New Brunswick, Post-Graduate Certificate from George Brown College, M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Nancy Weeks

Director of Campaign Services

  • Over eight years of experience leading Catapult's dynamic campaign services team

  • Actively involved with the AFP Las Vegas chapter

  • Provides exceptional service to our campaign clients

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Claudia Thompson

Senior Campaign Services Account Manager

  • Over 20 years of development experience

  • Extensive experience with capital campaigns, gala planning, grant writing, and telefundraising

  • Experience on both the consulting and institutional sides of fundraising

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Gianna Gennello

Campaign Services Account Manager

  • Natural born leader

  • Excels at engaging and energizing a team

  • B.A. in Political Science from University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Marni Phillips

Client Services Manager

  • Over nineteen years of leadership experience

  • Expertise in writing fundraising appeal letters 

  • B.A., Fort Hayes State University

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Ashley Underwood

Call Center Manager

  • Over 11 years in leadership and upper management roles 

  • Expertise in maximizing call center results while motivating her team

  • Superior training and communication skills 

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Darian Gibbs

Talent Recruiter

  • Driven, HR professional, specializing in sourcing, talent acquisition, and employee retention

  • Published author on professional ethics  

  • B.S., Sam Houston State University

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William Freyd

Former Chairman Emeritus

  • Founded IDC, Ltd. in 1974, which grew to become one of the largest firms in fundraising history with more than 300 employees

  • Founder of the Phone/Mail fundraising process

  • Founder of SFS Entertainment  

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Rita Corwin

Gift Planning Consultant

  • Over 20 years of planned giving and major gift development experience

  • Principal of Corwin Consulting, LLC

  • B.S., Union College, MBA, NYU Stern School of Business

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Carol Pribulka

Gift Planning Consultant

  • 20 years of fundraising experience 

  • Principal of Carol Pribulka Philanthropy Services LLC 

  • B.A., Bloomsburg University, M.A., The George Washington University, Executive Certificate, Georgetown University

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Anthony R. Alonso

President

  • Over 30 years of fundraising experience

  • Raised over $1 billion for his clients over the last ten years alone

  • President of the AFP Las Vegas Chapter

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Maria Healy

Vice President of Client Services

  • Over 25 years of fundraising experience 
  • Managed hundreds of client accounts throughout her career 

  • Expertise in project management and fundraising strategy

Gwen Paxon, CFRE

Associate Vice President of Client Services

  • 20 years of development experience

  • President-elect of the AFP NJ chapter

  • B.S., Temple University, M.A., Saint Mary’s University, MBA, North Park University

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Gayle Union

Senior Consultant, Legacy Call Programs

  • Over 35 years of fundraising experience, and 25 years specifically in planned giving.

  • Past-President of the National Capital Gift Planning Council

  • Former board member of her local AFP chapter

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Karen Molnar

Director of Marketing

  • Over a decade of experience in marketing leadership 

  • Actively involved with the AFP Las Vegas Chapter & the American Marketing Association Las Vegas Chapter

  • B.S., Montclair State University

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allissa williams

Campaign Services Account Manager

  • Expertise in partnering with clients on capital campaigns and capacity building

  • Extensive experience in public relations

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from Pepperdine University 

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Lee Carlos

Campaign Services Research Manager

  • Began her career in development in 2004

  • Manages Catapult's team of prospect researchers

  • Expertise in grant writing, and donor management

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Evan White

Client Services Manager

  • Over six years of experience working in fundraising

  • Expertise in increasing fundraising capacity and database management

  • B.A., University of North Texas

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kayla jones

Call Center Manager

  • Over 3 years of leadership in Catapult's call center

  • Directly managed hundreds of fundraising specialists

  • Extensive experience training the caller cadre on fundraising best practices

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Desiree Potter

Production Services Manager

  • Nearly 10 years of experience in various leadership roles

  • Superior database management skills

  • Expertise in letter generation & production

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Julie Carter

Gift Planning Consultant

  • Over 30 years of experience in fundraising

  • President of the Carter Consulting Group LLC for nearly ten years

  • Past board member of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel

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Carrie Harrison

Gift Planning Consultant

  • Over three decades of experience in development and 22 years working directly in planned giving

  • Past board member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council

  • B.A., College of William and Mary

Headquarters:

2651 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite 102D Henderson, Nevada 89014

Offices:

Dallas, Texas         

Bemus Point, New York       

Wayne, New Jersey