CEO Full Circle Coaching and Consulting
Deb brings more than 34 years in non-profit management, fundraising, leadership, and organizational effectiveness to her practice at Full Circle.
After moving to California from her native Tennessee in 1996, Deb brought leadership and resources to Equal Rights Advocates, a national civil rights organization dedicated to expanding economic and educational opportunities for women and girls. In 2000, Deb moved to Napa where she ultimately helped raise more than $36 million to restore the Napa Valley Opera House and Lincoln Theater.
From 2009 to 2020, Deb served as Vice President of Development at Horizons Foundation, the world’s oldest and largest community foundation serving the LGBTQ+ community. She worked closely with Horizons’ staff, board, and committees in all areas of fund development, with a special emphasis on cultivating legacy gifts. She also served as a trusted philanthropic advisor to Horizons’ donor-advisors and Bay Area professional advisors. Deb’s visionary work engaging donors and other key stakeholders resulted in the foundation’s Now and Forever Campaign, which raised more than $100 million in legacy commitments for the LGBTQ community.
In private practice, Deb works with social profit organizations and foundations that promote education, research, elder care, and cultural inclusion through fundraising and organizational development consulting.