Maggie is a skilled fundraiser and communicator with a passion for connecting donors to programming that protects birds and the critical natural resources they—and all of us—depend on. In her role as Development Manager, Maggie leads the growth and expansion of the major gifts program for Audubon in South Carolina and supports the staff and volunteers in their role as fundraisers.
Prior to joining Audubon, Maggie served in various fundraising roles at Lowcountry Land Trust and the Northern Virginia-based Inova Health Foundation, and supported communications and events at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). She has a bachelor’s degree in Art History and American Studies from the University of Virginia.
When she’s not working, you can find Maggie spending time outdoors with her family. If she could have any super power, she would want to be able to talk to animals. Though she knows super strength and teleportation would come in handy at different points in her life, she just can’t get past wanting to know what her dogs are thinking. All the time.
When asked about her favorite bird, she responded, “Great blue herons will always be my favorite bird. Ever since I was a child growing up in the DC-area, I’ve always thought that if I see a great blue heron, it’s going to be a good day. Since moving to Charleston, I get to see lots of herons and have even discovered their smaller cousins, the little blue heron!”
Maggie is most excited about working for Audubon so she can continuing learning every day. Although she says she has so much to learn when it comes to ornithology, she feels lucky to have passionate and knowledgeable coworkers who are willing to teach her.
If you would like to connect with Maggie to discuss giving opportunities at Beidler Forest, you can reach her here.