As Development Officer, I help build philanthropic support for the Medical Sciences Division, working closely with other members of the team on solicitation plans, gift management, stewarding and events. I am responsible for bringing in and managing lower level gifts, as well as coordinating and running our annual direct mail appeals. I also work closely with the legacy team to bring in and manage the stewardship of Medical Sciences legacy donors.
Previously I worked in film production as a producer and researcher before co-managing a Christmas tree retail company in London as Marketing and Sales Director. I became interested in fundraising whilst recently volunteering to kick-start a campaign for the Oxford Ultimate Picture Palace to become a community cinema.