|SYF President and CEO Dr. J. Michael Durnil (left) with |
Senior Director of Advancement Brandi Young (right).
Simon Youth Foundation is proud to announce that the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Indiana Chapter has named Brandi Young, Simon Youth Foundation’s Senior Director of Advancement, to its Board of Directors. The formal election took place during the Annual Meeting Wednesday.
“Brandi is a great asset to SYF and now to AFP-Indiana,” said Dr. J. Michael Durnil, SYF’s President and CEO. “She brings a wealth of talent and experience including staff leadership, strategic planning, revenue and expense forecasting, event planning and donor stewardship. Overall, she’s responsible for multi-channel fundraising activities that generate more than $3.3 million annually for SYF. I am proud to have her on my team and am sure AFP-Indiana will feel the same way.”
Brandi earned her bachelor’s degree in sports marketing from Indiana University-Bloomington. She has been with Simon Youth Foundation nine years and serves as chief liaison to the Foundation’s corporate donors, including Simon Property Group and Simon mall platforms, and facilitating a wide-range of nationwide fundraising events each year. Prior to joining SYF, Brandi worked for Simon Property Group in various field capacities. She has also completed course work and professional training at The Fund Raising School, part of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI.
A regular volunteer and troop leader with the Girl Scouts of America, Brandi is also involved with a number of local township, school and service projects in and around the Indianapolis area. She has held steadfast to her belief that with education as a foundation, all youth can go anywhere their dreams take them.
Founded in 1978, AFP-IC is the premiere statewide association for fundraising professionals and offers a host of professional development opportunities, certifications and networking within the industry. Brandi’s election to this board gives the Foundation an increased presence in the fundraising community locally and nationally.
Please join all of us at SYF in congratulating Brandi and wish her well on this new endeavor.