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 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)