One Greenway Plaza, Suite 225     Houston, Texas 77046     (713) 515-1162

With a passion for service and a commitment to philanthropy, Dawn believes results matter.  With high energy, Dawn pursues her client goals as if they were her own.  Day to day, she measures her success in the achievements of her clients–from new relationships forged to new gifts received.  Her experience in philanthropy has been diverse, starting with political fundraising and events and moving into the high-stakes arena of major gift solicitations and campaign consulting.  Capable of working in a small shop or with a 100-person development staff, Dawn knows what needs to be done to move from case development to prospect cultivation to gift closure. 

As an Of Counsel Consultant with Dini Spheris (formerly Dini Partners), Dawn sharpened her strategic consulting skills with a broad range of clients across Texas.  Serving as Director of Development at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine and a traveling Major Gift Officer at UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Dawn built a unique perspective and grasp of the central motivations and skills for success in healthcare philanthropy–a knowledge she has readily carried over to other client settings.  At the same time, she personally has a keen appreciation of grateful giving.  As the 2017 President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater Houston Chapter having served on the board from 2004 to 2011 and from 2015 to 2016 and as the 2007 and 2014 Chair of National Philanthropy Day, she developed a strong network of professional peers and friends.  

Dawn graduated early from Texas A&M University where she majored in Political Science and minored in Public Relations, which provided her the opportunity to study World War II in Normandy, France, with the James Earl Rudder Normandy Program.

Aside from her volunteer commitments across Houston, Dawn enjoys spending her free time with her two rowdy young sons, Carson and Cade. 

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Every organization has a mission, passion, and purpose. The fulfillment of that mission and purpose is integral to the success of the organization. At Clarity Consultants, LLC, our mission is to help you fulfill your mission. With over 17 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, we have the tools to help you succeed.

At Clarity Consultants, LLC, we offer an array of services to help you meet your fundraising goals. Whether you are launching a campaign, or evaluating and restructuring your development department, we can help. We will work with you to develop a customized plan for your organization.  

We invite you to contact Clarity Consultants, LLC to discuss your fundraising needs and evaluate your current goals.

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