Meet Our Team

The same Cygnus team that conceived, developed, deployed, analyzed and interpreted the research behind Donor-Centered Fundraising can go to work for you, building customized donor research and fundraising plans to help you raise more money more quickly.

  • Penelope Burk
    Penelope Burk President
  • Jeff Dubberley
    Jeff Dubberley Vice President
  • Scott Koblyk
    Scott Koblyk Director, Client Services
  • Theresa Horak
    Theresa Horak Director, Customer Relations
  • Amanda Diletti-Goral
    Amanda Diletti-Goral Partner Program Manager, Burk Donor Survey IT & Data Analysis
  • Haihong Wang, PhD
    Haihong Wang, PhD Research and Client Services Associate
  • Kristen Hazell
    Kristen Hazell Executive Assistant to the President
  • Rebecca Smith
    Rebecca Smith Research & Client Services Associate
  • The session, Donor-Centered for Boards, with Penelope Burk was by far the best learning experience I’ve ever had as a board member for any organization. I also bought and read both her books (which is something I rarely do after attending a session) and I have applied so much of her donor-centered philosophy to my work, not only as a board member but as a donor, too.

    Robert C. Woodhouse Jr. Trustee, Saint Mary’s Foundation
  • Penelope Burk is a phenomenal presenter for two reasons: first, her casual and engaging style draws participants in and makes the subject matter easy to understand with real-life examples and an “I know what it’s like” connection to those in the room; second, her data is extensive and compelling, and it gives fundraisers real-life tools that they can use to begin shifting from a traditional dollar-centered approach to a more dependable and lucrative donor-centered approach.

    Elizabeth Brunner Habitat for Humanity International
  • Penelope’s keynote address and her break-out session yesterday were the highlights of the conference for me. She shared such relevant and immediately-applicable information. What an inspiration she is—in speaking, in writing, and (most important) one-on-one.

    Karen H. Crane Director of Development, University of Jamestown
  • I congratulate Penelope for her presentation at the AFP International Conference. She is a truly dynamic performer and speaker who shares her vision with humor and energy. Listening to her makes me want to commit more to my work; and she increases my dedication to philanthropy.

    Elsa Desjardins Director Events and Fundraising Projects, Montreal Heart Institute Foundation
  • Penelope is the most knowledgeable and interesting speaker I have ever heard in my nearly twenty years in the business.

    Kelly Millington Vice President of Financial Development, YMCA of Greater St Louis and YMCA of Southwest Illinois
  • Penelope is a rock star for fundraisers. Always entertaining; always provocative. She has transformed how we see our donors and how we do our work in fundamental ways.

    Laura Breeze President, AFP Southwest Florida Chapter
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