Lauren Collette, JoAnn Mills
Lauren Collette brings over five years of fundraising experience to her consulting work. Through her passion for the arts and culture sector, Lauren has learned the value of building truly meaningful relationships with supporters and connecting them more deeply to an organization’s mission—the bedrock of fundraising.
Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Lauren was a member of the development teams at two celebrated American institutions: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. As the American History Museum’s Manager of Annual Giving, Lauren built relationships with dedicated members of the Smithsonian Council for American History, launched the Museum’s annual giving program, managed online fundraising strategies, coordinated events, and assisted individual fundraising efforts. In her role at the Kennedy Center, Lauren assisted in the management of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors and aided in the planning and implementation of fundraising events, including the Season Opening Ball.
In addition to her professional experience, Lauren is a Board member at Seattle Works and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northwest Washington chapter. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Sociology from University of California, Davis.
JoAnn Mills: JoAnn brings a wealth of experience to her consulting engagements with no-profits, having been a top-rated “manager of managers” in the corporate sector, a front-line fundraiser, and a principal consultant. She also brings specific expertise in strategy and management for major fundraising campaigns as well as optimizing board engagement and ongoing major gift programs.
Previously, she served as Campaign Project Director for Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation’s $300 million comprehensive campaign, Senior Director of Development at Group Health Foundation, and Director of an executive coaching firm.
JoAnn currently serves on the Board of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian American Experience, having been recruited after providing campaign counsel for the Wing’s $24 million capital project. She is a past Board member of SeaDoc Society, and past Board chair for the National Development Officers Association and Women’s Funding Alliance. JoAnn holds a graduate-level Evidence Based Coaching Certificate from Fielding Graduate University – School of Human and Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion from University of Washington – Jackson School of International Studies.