August Luncheon – Erin McQuade-Wright


The ABWA August  luncheon will feature Erin McQuade-Wright, Vice President of Donor Relations for the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Erin will be delivering a presentation entitled, “Benefits of Philanthropy for Your Business,” which will touch on the long-term benefits and the social impact we can all personally have on our community through giving and how a coordinated a well-executed corporate giving campaign, can have a tremendous and lasting impact for the community.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) Serves the Southeast Louisiana Region. For over 30 years, GNOF has been connecting donors to community needs. Their goal is to help create a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community in which individuals and families flourish and the special character of the region is preserved, celebrated, and supported.

Erin McQuade-Wright serves as Vice President for Donor Relations for the Greater New Orleans Foundation. In this role, she helps donors make significant, meaningful donations during and/or after their lifetime.

Erin moved to New Orleans in 2008, after completing her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s in Communication at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. Her early fundraising work supported first-time homeownership and affordable housing in New Orleans.

Later, she raised money to support long-term independence for people with disabilities across Southeast Louisiana. Since her arrival in New Orleans, Erin has raised a total of $8 million for Louisiana organizations from local and national supporters.

Before joining the Greater New Orleans Foundation team, Erin served as the Vice President of Development & Communications at Lighthouse Louisiana. Erin is a member of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (NORLI) class of 2016, and serves on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Greater New Orleans chapter. In her free time, Erin sings with the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.



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