Our Team

Burnham "Turk" Lewis

Managing Director

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Helping our partners navigate and prioritize immediate and foundational strategies that lead to long term institutional success. Understanding the unique needs of an organization, building systems, teams and supporting language that keep stakeholders on track and accountable to the institution’s mission. Having led advancement teams at different organizations for over fifteen years, I understand the client perspective and fully commit myself and the company's resources to ensuring we deliver on the expectations. Developing advancement programs, capital campaigns, annual giving, event coordination, volunteer engagement, marketing and governance are among the areas in which I am well versed and passionate. Beginning with my graduate work at Columbia University Teacher’s College and continuing to my work today with nonprofit boards and professional development seminars, I continue to expand my base of experience and knowledge in the world of philanthropy.

Focus at Carter

Educational advancement is where my greatest experience lies, but engaging in strategic planning and developing actionable development plans for any nonprofit institution is my passion.

What I enjoy most when working with a partner

Our clients are truly partners. Getting to know the people who share a genuine love for an institution and its mission and helping them to find ways to move it forward is tremendously satisfying.

Our Team

Our leadership team is made up of respected philanthropic experts and skilled business executives.