to provide shelter, counseling and more to a homeless teen we spend $175 a night. Juvenile detention costs $300 a night.
You’re interested in supporting Boys & Girls Aid. We’re interested in supporting you. The Boys & Girls Aid development team is here to be a resource as you discover more about the agency and our programs. We encourage you to contact us directly and invite you to schedule a visit to tour our offices or other program facilities.
Vice President of Development
Suzan oversees all Boys & Girls Aid communications, social media and publications as well as all fundraising efforts, including annual fund, major gifts, special events, foundation funding and planned giving. Suzan’s nonprofit management career began in 2000 at a national hospital; she also has college and private school fundraising experience. Suzan holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from the University of Nebraska and doctorate in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University. Suzan has been with Boys & Girls Aid since 2007.
Senior Development Officer
Lindsay oversees the annual giving program, including direct mail. She also works directly with individual and business investors in our major gift and corporate giving programs. Lindsay has been in non-profit fundraising for over ten years working for a variety of sectors in Washington, Montana and Oregon. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communications from University of Montana. Lindsay has been at Boys & Girls Aid since 2008.
Maddy plays an integral role in fundraising efforts at Boys & Girls Aid, overseeing the Investor Thank You Program, the online giving program and live auctions of our major special events. Maddy also works with and stewards many of our adoptive families as well as auxiliary members. She holds bachelor’s degrees in international affairs and in economics from Lewis & Clark College. Maddy has been with Boys & Girls Aid since 2009.
Marketing & Communications Supervisor
Ashley is responsible for overseeing communications, recruitment and marketing for Boys & Girls Aid. She is in charge of creating agency awareness by highlighting all aspects of programs and services through media outreach and community partnerships. In addition, she manages recruitment of prospective families for adoptive and foster care programs. Ashley’s professional experience includes marketing and public relations in non-profit, entertainment and corporate settings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in conflict resolution from Portland State University. She has been with Boys & Girls Aid since 2011.
Events & Volunteer Coordinator
Ashley organizes and manages all of the special events at Boys & Girls Aid, raising nearly $400,000 annually. This work includes working with over 300 volunteers and 3 major events for Boys & Girls Aid. Ashley also assists with the collection and distribution of in kind gifts at during the Holidays. Her past professional experience includes non-profit development and fundraising work as well as event planning. Ashley studied human development and family sciences at Oregon State University. Ashley has been with Boys & Girls Aid since 2011.
Development and Communications Writer
Ryan manages and oversees all private foundation funding through grant writing for Boys & Girls Aid. Among other responsibilities, he is in charge of stewardship and reporting of foundations. Ryan also assists the development team by writing website and blog content, client stories and newsletters. His past professional experience includes print and web journalism for newspapers and magazines throughout Oregon. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication with an emphasis in news editorial and magazine from the University of Oregon. Ryan has been with Boys & Girls Aid since 2013.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Megan provides administrative support to the President & CEO and Vice President of Development of Boys & Girls Aid, along with managing the Agency’s donor database, Raisers Edge. Her past experience includes administrative, public relations and marketing roles for accounting, technology and promotional companies. Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in public relations from Southern Oregon University. Megan has been with Boys & Girls Aid since 2010.