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Mary Gray DelBuono md116d3c6@westpost.

net 703-201-3531 mobile Direct response marketing/fundraising copywriter, creative director and consulta nt seeking permanent position within an agency, nonprofit organization, college or university. In 20-plus years as an independent and in-agency direct response marketing, fund raising and communications professional, I have raised millions of dollars for n onprofit organizations as well as increased market share and sales for businesse s of varying scope and industry. EXPERTISE aStrategy, concept and copy development for business-to-business and business-to -consumer direct response marketing campaigns for General Motors, Ohio Bell/Amer itech, Xerox, IBM, British Petroleum, and Time-Life Books and Music. aAcquisition and donor renewal and development strategies, concepts and creative -- Annual Fund Campaigns, Capital Campaigns, Matching Fund Appeals, Monthly Giv ing Programs and Major Donor Appeals. aDirect response marketing/fundraising strategist, copy and creative development for health care charities, humanitarian relief organizations, NGOs, veteransa c harities, Catholic charities and other nonprofits including Easter Seals, Autism Society, National Childrenas Cancer Society, Bishop Gassis Sudan Relief Fund an d International Fund for Animal Welfare. aDirect marketing strategist for national political candidates, political partie s and issue/advocacy groups. aAward winning direct response marketing copywriter. aCopywriter for print and interactive media. aFamiliarity with abest practicesa on copy for websites, landing pages and email campaigns. aIdea and concept generation a" results-driven strategy, concept, copy and desig n. aCopy editing and proofreading. aWork collaboratively with art directors and designers on projects. aManagement/supervision of agency creative staff including in-house and freelanc e resources. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Mary Gray DelBuono, Independent Fundraiser, Copywriter & Creative Consultant (2 004-2010) Provide strategic direct marketing/fundraising and creative services t o direct marketing agencies and nonprofit organizations. MAXI AWARDS WINNER and NEW ENGLAND DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION AWARD WINNER for fundraising campaign f or the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and a membership renewal cam paign for the Military Officers Association of America. BMD Direct Marketing, Alexandria, VA a" In-Agency Creative Director/Copywriter (1998-2004) Developed direct marketing/fundraising strategies and creative conce

pts for grassroots organizations, advocacy groups, and major national political party organizations and candidates. Hired, mentored and supervised staff of in-h ouse graphic designers and copywriters. Member of new business pitch team. MAXI AWARDS WINNER for numerous direct marketing campaigns for nonprofit clients. Mary Gray DelBuono, Independent Copywriter & Creative Consultant (1991-1998) Pr ovide strategic direct marketing, fundraising and creative services to direct ma rketing agencies, nonprofit organizations, Time-Life Books, Time-Life Music and IBM. MAXI AWARDS WINNER for business-to-business campaign developed for IBM. Lowe Marschalk, NYC/Cleveland, OH a" In-Agency Senior Copywriter (1986-1991) De veloped direct marketing strategies and creative for business-to-business and bu siness-to-consumer clients. Supervised junior writer. ECHO AWARD WINNER for lead generation campaign for Xerox Corporation. Parhelion Group, Dayton, OH a" In-Agency Copywriter (1984-1986) Provide copy for direct marketing and collateral materials for this agencyas banking, automotive and entertainment industry clients. The Viguerie Company, (American Target Advertising) Manassas, VA - Account Execu tive/Copywriter (1981-1984) Management of fundraising programs including strateg y and campaign development, print and mail production, data management, copy and art, and results analysis for this agencyas nonprofit clients. The Cameron Citizen Observer, Cameron MO (1981) Reporter, photographer, ad sales . EDUCATION B.A. Journalism - University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO Kleid Collegiate Institute - Direct Marketing Association, New York, NY Affiliations: St. Andrews Catholic Women's Club/Chair of Liturgy Committee Parent Leadership Council, Roanoke College Direct Marketing Association of Washington, DC Association of Fundraising Professionals