About Us

Kim has been in the world of nonprofit for over 12 years. She has been a development professional for 8 of those 12 years. Beginning her career in the theatre, she has worked for an SPCA, Foundations, and in Higher Education. Kim has experience in frontline, peer-to-peer, and event fundraising.  Currently, Kim is an Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving at the University of Maryland College Park. 

Kim holds an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from the College of Notre Dame of MD and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from McDaniel College.

1-on-1 coaching with Kim – email kim@freshmanfundraisers.com

Diana Forbus has been working in fundraising for more than a decade, having spent 7 years at the Columbia Festival of the Arts and the last (almost) four at the University of Maryland. Prior to her work in fundraising, she worked in theatre education as the General Manager of the National Players and Assistant Director of Education at Olney Theatre Center. Over her decade in fundraising, Diana has done a little bit of everything, but what she enjoys most of all is making connections with donors and critical areas of support. 

Diana holds an M.F.A. in Arts Administration/Theatre Management from the University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival and a dual B.A. in Drama and Communications (with an emphasis in Public Relations) from the University of Hartford. 


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