Our Team

Patricia Lonsbary, CFRE

Managing Director

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Throughout Patricia’s professional career as a fundraiser and consultant, she has proven her ability to create strategic plans and implement major gift strategies as part of humanitarian services, capital campaigns, endowments, and annual fund drives domestically in the U.S. and globally. CFRE International has recognized her as a subject matter expert in major gifts fundraising.

Focus at Carter

Global projects that identify philanthropic opportunities for launching and growing mega and major gifts fundraising. Work has focused in particular on supporting the Education Above All Foundation and Prison Fellowship International. She was also part of the team who studied the philanthropic culture of the National Geographic Society, making recommendations on strategic direction that could impact the Society’s fundraising future.

What I enjoy most when working with a partner

Each new client brings questions and challenges to consider in the realm of philanthropy. Finding information and solutions that will uniquely help the clients achieve their fundraising goals and guiding them to success through the application of best practices and creative ideas is enjoyable and fulfilling. I particularly like sharing my knowledge and experience as a mentor for those new in the profession.

Our Team

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