Sophie W. Penney, Ph.D. is the Senior Program Coordinator and Lecturer for Penn State’s all online Certificate Program in Fundraising Leadership. Sophie is also the founder and President of consulting firm i5 Fundraising and is a Celebrations of Life, Inc. Certified Independent Legacy Navigator. Sophie brings to her interactions with others:
• Nearly 20 years of experience as a front-line fund fundraiser or development director.
• A successful track record of raising major, planned, corporate and foundation, and capital campaign gifts and experience in large and small shops.
• Experience collaborating with nonprofit and/or university leadership to plan and implement campaigns with $1 million and $80 million dollar goals.
• Background as a coach to staff members and numerous individuals seeking to launch or advance their careers in fundraising.
• Skill as a workshop facilitator.