OUR team is YOUR team. We’re in it with you — from concept to completion — because we care just as much about your mission and goals as you do.
Michelle Cramer, CFRE,
President & CEO
Michelle Cramer is passionate about the power of philanthropy to ignite change. Her entrepreneurial spirit and compelling fundraising ability have excelled her in a profession she describes as “her life’s calling.” And her passion is contagious.
Mike Schmidt, CFRE
Executive Vice President & Partner
Mike Schmidt has been with the firm since 1995 and brings a tremendous wealth of experience in conducting studies, capital campaigns, major gift program development, strategic planning and volunteer management. Mike has a unique ability to creatively examine an organization’s opportunities and challenges to develop a long-range plan of action.
Dawn utilizes her vast array of campaign client service to provide unique strategic counsel for her clients, providing confident leadership in efforts that range from non-traditional and start-up campaigns to sophisticated, $100 million+ organizations. Her utilization of metrics-based analysis adds a higher skill to traditional moves management and campaign tracking.
Sarah brings to the Cramer & Associates team over 25 years of experience in
Development and Fundraising. She has a diverse understanding of development as both a Development Director and as a professional fundraising consultant. She has specialized in Educational and Faith-based institutions. Sarah has lead over 15 Capital Campaigns raising more than $40 million.
Dawn Hill has over 20 years of accounting and tax experience. This includes Deloitte & Touche, a “Big 4” accounting firm, two publicly-traded companies, and a small local public accounting firm. She specializes in serving small businesses, family-owned businesses, and individuals. In addition, she has extensive experience in individual, business, estate, and trust taxation.
Gretchen is a servant leader that has been transforming higher education and nonprofit organizations for 20 years. As VP of Advancement & Communications at Lakeside Chautauqua, she took the organization from a $4 million to a $10 million organization; transformed the culture of generosity by increasing philanthropy from $350,000 during a three-year period to $11.6 million over three years; and increased the organization’s endowment from $3.1 million to $8 million.
For over 20 years, Cramer & Associates has worked with Rod to bring our clients’ concepts to life. In our experience, we know that a picture is worth a thousand words (and sometimes a million dollars!) and Rod’s illustrations are often the perfect solution.
Rod has been creating Design Illustrations, Concept Sketches and Perspective Renderings for over 30 years. His ability to quickly and effectively interpret our clients’ ideas on paper has contributed to the success of many projects from the earliest planning stages to final design details and promotion. A sharp eye, a quick hand and a deadly serious grasp of the design process cloaked in his signature easy-going manner, makes Rod a valuable asset to each project.
Commemorative Recognition & Displays
1157 Design Concepts has been creating customized recognition displays for over 50 years and understands the art of storytelling and donor recognition. For over 10 years, Cramer & Associates has counted on Evelyn and her team to create high impact and creative recognition displays that leave the organizations and their donors proud of the work they’ve done.
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