Judy Belaires, CFRE

I am a multifaceted fundraising professional with 17 years of experience in a wide area of fundraising responsibilities, management, and building fundraising departments.  I have experience in donor relations, stewardship, annual giving societies, special events, grant writing, capital campaigns and additional experience in branding, marketing and community/corporate relations.   I am especially proud of expanding corporate sponsorship programs to support regional workforce initiatives and establishing a giving society to actively engage individuals of means in the Da Vinci Science Center. I was also part of the original team to institute a Women in Science, Engineering and Math (WISE) Initiative in 2014. My strengths include: leadership and team building, adherence to donor bill of rights and ethical fundraising, networking and community relations, mentoring and strong attention to detail.

I am currently a Major Gift Officer at Da Vinci Science Center and have been part of the Da Vinci Science Center Philanthropy Department team for a total of 15 years. I was the Director of Philanthropy for 6 of those years. I also was the Vice President of Advancement for Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley in 2015 and 2016.

In addition to being a member of PANO, I currently am a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 2006 and a Board member for 8 years.  I served as President of AFP Eastern PA Chapter for 2 years  during 2016-2017. I also serve on the Cedar Crest College Board of Associates as Vice President and am a Board member of the Allentown Symphony Association and serve on the Development Committee and the Fundraising Ball Committee.

I am a graduate of Moravian College with a B.A. in Journalism and English and I am a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2012.