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Cathy La Forge

Farenheit Fundraising
48 Mountain Road
Deerfield, NH 03037
Phone: 603-315-5828

Cathy La Forge is a fundraising consultant with thirty years of fundraising experience in New York City and Southern New Hampshire.  Her experience encompasses all aspects of advancement for large and small fundraising organizations.  Her extensive knowledge base includes foundation and government grant writing and management, directing strategic planning, membership, major gifts, annual funds, foundation and corporate relations, special events, and capital campaigns.

Ms. La Forge's career has included working with organizations such as the Metropolitan Opera  Association and the Churchill School and Center for Learning Disabilities in New York City.  In New Hampshire she has raised funds for Strawbery Banke Museum, the Manchester Historic Association and the School of Community Economic Development at Southern NH University.

She has served on non-profit boards and committees and is a member of several fundraising membership organizations.

​​She holds a B.A. in Writing from Columbia University, and is currently working on a Master of Fine Arts degree from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine.

Specialties: Board Governance/Development, Fundraising/Fund Development, Fundraising - Capital Campaigns, Fundraising - Events Planning, Fundraising - Feasibility Studies, Fundraising - Major Gifts/Planned Giving, Grant Writing, Organizational Planning/Development, Organizational Planning - Mission & Vision Planning

References

Manchester Community College
Mary Heath - Volunteer
1066 Front Street
Manchester , NH 03102
603-622-0895

Farenheit Fundraising was engaged to write a federal U.S. Department of Education GEAR UP grant.  The project was a collaboration between the Manchester Community College and other community organizations.  The goal of the funding for the project was to create an academic and financial pathway for students from middle school through to the first year of college.  The project focused on the lowest income areas in Manchester, NH.  

Farenheit Fundraising was pulled in with just three weeks to go before the grant deadline.  Having extensive experience with federal grant writing and management, the company was able to complete the grant submission on time and with high quality. 

Southern NH University
Gina Capello - Vice Chancellor, UMASS Boston
2500 North River Road
Manchester , NH 03106
617-287-5335

Working with Gina Cappelo when she was Vice President for Advancement at Southern NH University I stewarded many successful grant applications ranging from local granting agencies to national foundations.  In addition, I worked on planned giving, and a capital campaign for the the School of Community Economic Development.

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