Iam often asked how I chose fundraising as a career. Actually, I didn’t choose fundraising. Fundraising chose me.
Here’s the brief version. I was slated for medical school. I needed some money for tuition. I was in Pittsburgh when I took a job at the YMCA.
The Y put me in charge of fundraising and their campaign. What courage they exhibited. What confidence. What lunacy! I knew nothing about fundraising.