This week we welcomed a new member of the VTS community. Eliza Gesten from CCS Fundraising is joining us as the Study Coordinator for our Feasibility and Planning Study for the Bicentennial Campaign. Her office is Sparrow 201, and she can be reached at 703-461-1877 or EGesten@ccsfundraising.com.
Eliza attended Colby College and earned a B.A. in Economics and Education. She hails from the Boston area and lived in Los Angeles for several years before moving to Northern Virginia. Eliza is a strong believer in the ability of non-profit institutions to change the world for the better. Her work in fundraising was inspired by her grandfather, the co-founder of a non-profit that provides valuable job training for people who are at-risk and unemployed.
This will not be Eliza’s first time working with an Episcopal institution. Previously, Eliza conducted a planning study and capital campaign for Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk, VA. That campaign raised over $3,800,000, exceeding their goal of $2,500,000. She has also recently conducted a planning study for the Baltimore Animal Care and Rescue Shelter and capital campaign for Chanco on the James Camp and Conference Center, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia.
I’m sure that Eliza will be a valuable addition to our team. Please be sure to give her a warm welcome when you see her around campus!
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President