Aggie Sweeney Elected Chair of the Giving USA Foundation

Sweeney_Aggie_2015_cropped.jpgOn Thursday, July 7, Aggie Sweeney, CFRE, was elected Chair of Giving USA Foundation during its annual meeting in Napa Valley. She takes the helm after serving on the Foundation board for the past six years.

Best known for its seminal publication, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the Foundation’s mission is to advance “the research, education and public understanding of philanthropy.” Aggie has been instrumental in helping to disseminate, interpret, and help nonprofits leverage the information and data about trends in charitable giving for which Giving USA is so well known and regarded.

Aggie is recognized as one of the top fundraisers in the country; her expertise as a change agent for organizations regardless of size and sector has earned her a reputation as an insightful listener and strategist. She has served as a trusted advisor and fundraising consultant to over 100 diverse nonprofit organizations and for over 35 multiyear campaigns. Many of the campaigns for which she provided principal counsel have been record-breaking, both for the organization and the specific sector the organization serves. With over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she is passionate about guiding organizations to use philanthropy to power growth.

Aggie is the current President & CEO of Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company, a national consulting firm that collaborates and innovates with people who change lives through philanthropic vision and action. Aggie joined the firm in 1999, and her expert leadership has enhanced its position as the Northwest’s fundraising consulting firm of choice.

“This is an important role in our field and high praise for Aggie’s leadership in our sector,” says Peter Fissinger, President & Chief Executive Officer of Campbell & Company, who also serves as Treasurer on the Giving Institute’s Board of Directors. “In particular, by being asked to serve in this role, Aggie is recognized for her experience, intelligence, diplomacy, and reliability as a volunteer leader in the Foundation.”

Please join us in congratulating Aggie!