Lauren Fredette brings over fifteen years of advancement and direct fundraising experience to her role as Partner with Partners in Mission. She is a highly-valued and charismatic contributor known for having an intelligent, personal approach and broad skill set.
She has worked as Advancement Director for the past two years for Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, CT. In that role, she has launched a comprehensive advancement program that is now raising $500,000 per year and involving constituents in multiple ways. She recently helped Trinity identify and hire her replacement, and is working with the team to mentor and guide their work. She works with many schools across the country on Advancement Assessments and Planning, Annual Fund, Special Events, Major Gifts, Campaign Feasibility and Execution, Planned Giving, Database Management, and all aspects of Advancement services.
Prior to relocating to the metro New York area, Lauren was Director of Advancement at Bishop Fenwick High School on Boston's North Shore. She built a strong and reliable advancement program for Bishop Fenwick, raising the most philanthropic support in the school's history by focusing on highly personalized solicitations and the science of segmentation. She oversaw an aggressive advancement program that included annual fund, major gifts, planned gifts, special events, constituent relations and marketing/communications.
As a client, Lauren implemented the wisdom and expertise shared by a partnership with Partners in Mission resulting in a 20% increase in overall fundraising, a 100% increase in average gift-size, and a 60% increase in new donor participation.
A graduate and Class Valedictorian from the University of Vermont, Lauren was hired as Director of Special Events for Special Olympics Massachusetts where she doubled and tripled the fundraising results of the state's biggest fundraising event and grew a successful statewide development partnership with the law enforcement community. In her six-year tenure at Special Olympics Massachusetts where she eventually became the Assistant Vice President for Development, she was frequently promoted and given increased responsibility, including relationship management of key corporate sponsors and a number of high-profile partnerships.
A board member with the Association for Catholic Admission and Advancement Professionals of New England (ACAAP), Lauren enjoys working with other schools to help them achieve their goals, and is committed to achieving success with the clients she serves.