One of our primary function as development officers often falls on stewarding our donors and assisting them on what they need to know as far as our obligations as the advancement/development staff. This relationship needs to remain transparent and donors need to know what limits you have with regards to requests that may fall out of the ethical guidelines. Today's session will review the ethical code of conduct and share case studies that will help you provide transparency as the development staff and meet your obligations to follow the ethical code of conduct.
Gina Johnson, M.P.A., CFRE joined Cal Poly Pomona and The Collins College in January, 2011. As Director of Major Gifts for University Advancement and The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Ms. Johnson oversees development activities and major gift fundraising strategies, with an annual goal exceeding $1million. Gina has maintained senior management positions in the Nonprofit Sector for over 18 years. She was instrumental in soliciting major donors to support capital and operational needs of various nonprofit organizations, raising millions of dollars annually. Prior to joining Cal Poly, she served as Regional Director of Development with Olive Crest-Inland Empire, Executive Director with Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Foundation and Chief Operating Officer with Epworth Children & Family Services in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gina holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1989) and a Masters of Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (2000). She also earned a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Gina currently serves as a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Ethics Committee. Previously, Gina served as President of the AFP-Inland Empire Chapter. In addition, she has served as a volunteer for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, advisory board member of the Joanna Hayes Foundation, program committee member of Boys Hope Girls Hope- St. Louis and member and past president of Therapeutic Recreation Association of Great St Louis.
Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the field of philanthropy, is Executive Director of Advancement & External Relations at St. Lucy’s Priory High School. Most recently Davis-Quarrie served as Vice President of Development & Government Relations at Beverly Hospital Foundation, a non-profit community-based hospital located in the East Los Angeles area. In her role at Beverly Hospital Foundation, Ms. Davis-Quarrie oversaw the fund development and community relations areas.
A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1990, Ms. Davis-Quarrie has secured more than $80 million in philanthropic dollars for various nonprofit organizations in Southern California, including Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles, The Claremont Graduate School, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, The Wellness Community in Santa Monica, Citrus Valley Health Partners in West Covina, and most recently she held the position of President of USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, a position that she held for three years.
She is actively involved with the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, where she currently sits as chair of the ethics and is as member of the finance committee.
Ms. Davis-Quarrie is also active in the larger community where she currently serves as immediate past president of Encore Trojans, a generational alumni group of the University of Southern California, a board member of the Rotary Club of West Covina Foundation, President of the board for the San Gabriel Valley USC Alumni Club, secretary of the Associate Group of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Pomona Area Chapter and serves on the fund raising committee of the Pomona Valley Area Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.
A resident of San Dimas, Ms. Davis-Quarrie earned her undergraduate degree from the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California and her graduate degree in Health Care Management from California State University, Los Angeles. Ms. Davis-Quarrie is married to her husband of 39 years, Donald, one of Jamaica’s Olympic Gold Medalists in track and field, has two adult children and a little Maltese mixed doggie named Sydney, who was recently adopted.