Catherine Fynes joined Benefactor Group in 2008 bringing with her nearly 25 years of experience in not-for-profit professional and volunteer management, fund-raising, marketing, and media relations. She has developed and implemented annual giving campaigns, planned giving programs, special events, capital campaigns, and direct mail solicitations. She has secured numerous grant awards from foundations and corporations.
Catherine served in executive and management roles with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Toledo and Columbus for 10 years. As a training associate on behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of America she conducted resource development audits and provided trainings in development and marketing to Clubs. Prior to her involvement with the Clubs, she served as director of development for the Girl Scouts of Maumee Valley Council, and director of marketing of the YWCA in Toledo, Ohio.
She is the recipient of numerous citations and awards for her work on behalf of youth and for the development of signature special events and publications. She has served on several not-for-profit boards and committees both as a professional and as a community volunteer, including past-president of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Leadership Toledo.
A member of the Central Ohio Chapter of AFP, Catherine serves as Vice President of Education. Since joining Benefactor, she has facilitated governance workshops, strategic planning retreats, conducted feasibility studies, provided interim development services, and provided counsel to capital campaigns. She is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.