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Beth Shearer

Beth Shearer has joined Betty Johnson and Associates, bringing 20+ years of fundraising and non-profit management experience.   Over the years, Beth has worked in the fields of education, community organizations and health care.  She has worked for a small private college, a major university, served as executive director of a mission driven organization and facilitated the formation of a new foundation focusing on the health care issues of children.

In all these roles, she has demonstrated the ability to reach and exceed fundraising goals.  She has successfully completed capital campaigns, scholarship campaigns and endowment campaigns.  She has built a base of loyal donors for each organization and most recently, because the organization was new, she built that base of support to over 200 new donors where there were no previous donors.  This latest project included establishing a comprehensive fund raising system for the new organization.

Beth believes the key to successful fundraising lies in building and maintaining strong relationships with philanthropic individuals.  She has the ability to easily and quickly develop a rapport with diverse individuals.   With a strong background in volunteer management, she is able to creatively match the strengths and talents of individuals to achieve the goals of the institution. 

Most recently, she has demonstrated the ability to work closely with medical communities seeking gift support for pediatric health initiatives.  She is a dedicated and productive member of her community and has served on numerous board and committees. 

Beth is a lifelong Kansan, growing up in Wichita.  After graduating from Bishop Carroll High School, Beth earned a bachelor's degree in art education from Emporia State University.  She is a certified fund raising executive (CFRE) and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

Sandra Fruit

Sandra Fruit has more than twenty years experience in non-profit management, planned giving, and marketing and public relations particularly in higher education, healthcare, and community foundations.

She has been involved in the start-up of numerous community foundations, serving both as executive director and founding board member. As a result she has an appreciation for the role of the volunteer board member, and insight into the training and expertise needed for boards to successfully navigate through the early years of an organization.

Trained in charitable gift planning, Sandra has a track record of successfully closing multi-million dollar gifts in local, regional and national campaigns.

She has a personal interest in women and philanthropy issues, and is a frequent speaker  on basic financial management and charitable estate planning for women. Her program, “Family, Life and Money” teaches women family values-based philanthropy.

Sandra is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the National Committee on Planned Giving, and currently serves as president of the Central Kansas Planned Giving Roundtable.

Whether you are looking for campaign leadership, a speaker sure to motivate you planned giving prospects, or training for your volunteer boards, Sandi’s experience can help your organization realize their goals and objectives.
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