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Walt Gillette, Development Director

Since October 2002, Walt has served as the Director of Development for WAMU 88.5, the NPR News station in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The station’s development program accounts for approximately 50 percent of the station’s annual operating budget. For the most recently completed fiscal year ending April 30, 2014, WAMU's highly diversified individual giving program enjoyed a record year with approximately $11.554 million raised and pledged from more than 56,000 active donors. In the summer of 2013, the station relocated to a new facility on Connecticut Avenue in the nation’s capital, and significant major gift fundraising is well underway to fund the conversion of the building to create a media center and community resource. More...

Staff

  • Stacy Mitchell, Assistant Director of Development, Membership
    • Lauren Gulley, Giving Officer
    • Lucile (Lucy) Horn, Manager, Member Services
      • Rachel Lawrence, Member Service Associate
      • James Coates, Member Service Associate
      • Gina Arevalo, Member Service Associate
    • Tenesha Vines, Coordinator, Gift Administration
      • Nancy Feldman, Gift Specialist
      • Erika Maxberry, Gift Specialist
      • Linda Nyakundi, Gift Specialist
  • Wendy Ponvert, Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Giving
    • Melanie McCarty, Major Giving Officer
    • Louisa Swain, Major Giving Officer
    • Eliza Saunders, Planned Giving Manager
    • Susan Thomas, Foundation Relations/Grants Coordinator
    • Allison Dickinson, Development Communication Coordinator
  • Joelle Costello, Assistant Director of Development, On-Air and Online
  • Anthony Washington, Volunteer Service Coordinator

 

Contact

Membership questions: 202-885-1252 or membership@wamu.org

Major giving or Leadership Circle questions: 202-885-2802 or leadershipcircle@wamu.org

Volunteer Opportunities: 202-885-1254 or volunteer@wamu.org  

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