She is one of the foremost experts on role of women in philanthropy. She was on the leading edge of conversations in the field about the role of women in philanthropy and the impact women could have on fundraising strategies. Historically, institutions hadn’t given appropriate attention to the spouse of a male donor and, thanks to Abbie’s work and those of others in the field, all that has changed.

Dan Allen, former Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
currently Vice President, University Advancement, Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.

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