By Neil WoodworthI am very pleased to announce the hiring of Catherine Forbes as Director of Development. Ms. Forbes holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Seattle University with a concentration in non-profit management. She is currently the Director of Development for the Dutchess County SPCA and a member of the Board of Directors of Grace Smith House domestic violence shelter in Poughkeepsie, NY.
As Dutchess County SPCA’s Development Director, Ms. Forbes worked closely with board members, staff and volunteers to raise funds to meet a $1.8 million annual budget and to complete a $4.7 million capital campaign. She oversaw special events including a golf tournament, cocktail parties, and an annual holiday gala. Ms. Forbes previously worked for the United Way of Dutchess County where she was responsible for managing a staff of three and grants of $1.1 million.