Inspired Fun Coach – Lori Cloninger Sweeney

The Fun Coach

lorisweeney13883_5x7_Lori Cloninger Sweeney has worked in development for almost 30 years with experiences ranging from her undergraduate alma mater, Whitworth University, to Claremont McKenna College to a prep school in Brentwood, California, to Oregon State and OHSU Foundations, and now with Providence Foundations in Oregon. Lori holds a M.Ed. from UCLA.

Lori raises major and principal gifts, typically at least $5 million per year, makes visits to one-third to one-half of the qualification prospects she is assigned each year and invites almost every donor prospect she visits to consider a bequest. She is a native Oregonian who knows the broad landscape of fundraising in this region and is enthusiastic about development. She is the proud (and harried) mother of a teenage boy and married to Jeff, who helps her keep balance in her life.



lori_collage_1200Lori really encourages creativity in all facets of fundraising. Donors really do embrace uniqueness and appreciate the effort the fundraiser takes.  This collage is a fun way to capture core values, interests and reasons for gratitude.  (Click collage to enlarge)