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April Baratian

Director of Development

St. Mary – Hudson
Parishioner for 21 years; married for 25 years to Marcus; 2 sons - Ben, at Borromeo Seminary, Nick at WVU studying aerospace engineering
Life Teen Core (grades 9-12)
Edge Core (grades 6-8)
Trees & Treasures Committee (annual gala to benefit Life Teen)

Director of Development CLE Region, Bowling Green State University
April 2017 - Present
• Manage a prospect portfolio of 100 – 125 major gift ($25,000+) prospects. Develop and execute strategies for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
• Engage board members, volunteers, alumni and friends of the University to provide opportunities for involvement and champion a culture of philanthropy.

Director of Development, Seton Catholic School
January 2014 - March 2017
• Directly responsible for annual fund, major gifts, and annual gala fundraiser.
• Planning and execution of 2-million-dollar capital campaign for new gymnasium.

A bit about me: High integrity, self-starting leader open to an opportunity where strategic vision and planning, enthusiastic organizational leadership, dynamic communication, and team collaboration are held at a premium. My StrengthsFinder top 5: Maximizer, Positivity, Woo, Activator, Arranger.
Skilled in annual campaign execution, major and planned giving strategies, and donor retention. Accomplished in donor engagement, recognizing volunteer talent to position individuals and organization for sustainable success.
Effective communicator with a transparent, professional, straight forward approach conveying complex ideas to audiences of diverse backgrounds and education. Well versed in establishing relationships of trust and confidence with key stakeholders at all levels of public and private organizations in the community.

April Baratian
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