Amy has been raising funds for nonprofits for 30 years. She unknowingly wrote her first direct mail piece as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, and since then has dedicated her professional life to direct marketing fundraising, working with more than 30 international, national, and local nonprofits.
For eight years, Amy was a member of the Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), an alliance of more than 400 nonprofit organizations, consultants, and industry suppliers. She also served as the DMFA’s President from 2002-2003. Amy has co-chaired the Direct Response Track for Fundraising Day in New York, America’s largest one-day conference on philanthropy, for the last 15 years. She is a frequent writer and presenter on direct marketing fundraising.
In 2013, Amy was honored by her industry peers with the prestigious DMFA Marketer of the Year Award for her contributions to direct marketing fundraising. She has served as a board member for Unison Arts Center and Holistic Health Community, as well as on the Poughkeepsie Day School Development Committee. Under her leadership, Tripi campaigns have been honored 17 times with industry awards. When not raising money for her esteemed nonprofit clients, Amy practices craniosacral therapy as well as other energy healing modalities.