DEBBIE SONTUPE, PRESIDENT
With over 23 years experience in fundraising, communications and management in both the non-profit and higher education sectors, Debbie Sontupe, President of Match Nonprofit Consulting, provides consulting services and project-based leadership in helping organizations in the areas of building and managing development programs, campaigns, major gift fundraising, board development, alumni relations, annual fundraising efforts and public relations. Prior to starting Match Nonprofit Consulting, Debbie served as a Senior Financial Development Consultant for Daxko T2 Consulting where she worked with YMCAs across the country in all aspects of financial development. Debbie served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mercy College in NY. Prior to joining Mercy, Debbie provided campaign direction at Rutgers University where she was responsible for the planning and operations of the largest campaign in university history, a $1 billion comprehensive campaign initiative. In addition to her higher education experience, Debbie has served in several leadership roles in the YMCA, where she held the positions of vice president of operations as well as the vice president of marketing and development. She also served as a national trainer in all aspects of fund development for YMCA of the USA. She currently serves on many non-profit boards and has served as board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, NJ Chapter and chaired the state-wide conference in 2004. She recently earned her Certification of Education Foundation Leadership from National University. Debbie earned her Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University and holds a master of Education from the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University.
MOLLY SERVAIS, SENIOR CONSULTANT
Molly Servais is a senior consultant for Match Nonprofit Consulting. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and leadership. She has worked for national nonprofit organizations including the Arthritis Foundation, Junior Achievement and the YMCA. Molly’s vast experience includes developing annual giving programs, special events, grant writing, corporate and foundation relations, board development and governance and volunteer management. In addition to professional nonprofit management and fundraising experience, Molly has also served on numerous nonprofit boards. She has served on the Morris Educational Foundation Board of Trustees for the last nine years and recently served as board chair for three years. Molly earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University.
Bob Lomauro, Senior Consultant
Bob Lomauro’s career in the non-profit sector has spanned over 40 years in a variety of management positions serving in six different communities in the New York metropolitan area. The diversity of positions and organizations in which he has worked has given him a unique perspective and understanding of the complexities of operating and leading non-profit organizations. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, executive coaching, operations, business growth, board development and fund raising. As the former President and CEO of the Somerset Hills YMCA in Basking Ridge, NJ, his reputation as a respected executive and community leader resulted in numerous honors, including the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Leader in the non-profit sector. Bob has also served on numerous non-profit boards and held leadership positions with a number of professional associations. As a CEO Coach for the YMCA of the USA, Bob has provided one on one confidential executive coaching to new YMCA CEOs in Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Jersey, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Maine. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Rider University.
Lauren Flannigan, Senior Consultant
Lauren Flannigan brings over 13 years of financial development experience to her work with Match Nonprofit Consulting, with particular emphasis on major gifts development, capital campaign management, communications, and project management. Lauren has provided fundraising consulting for a wide variety of nonprofits from arts to social services, including consulting with over twenty YMCAs nationwide. Lauren previously worked with the consulting firms O’Neill & Associates and Triangle2 Consulting, and also worked directly with the Birmingham YMCA to manage a multi-branch capital development program for the association. In addition to her professional nonprofit management experience, Lauren volunteers with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Atlanta Beltline Partnership. Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.
Barbara gomes, financial development Consultant
Barbara Gomes brings 18 years of nonprofit management experience to her work at Match Nonprofit Consulting, with emphasis on communications, donor development and project management. Her passion is igniting support behind valuable missions. Working for NJ SHARES, from the time it was a start-up organization until it celebrated its 20th anniversary gave her the unique experience in working with utilities, government and social service agencies throughout New Jersey and nationally. Her passion for helping others build support has led her to pursue opportunities with Match Nonprofit Consulting to help other non-profit organizations build their capacities and grow their support base.Barbara has served on the National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition Board of Trustees as well as the Center for Non-Profits Board in New Jersey. She is currently a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Barbara earned her Bachelor’s degree from Kean University.