Speaker Bios for November 2020 Partner Event
Scott Lumpkin, Principal, Scott R. Lumpkin & Associates LLC
Scott Lumpkin consults with nonprofit organizations and individuals on transformational philanthropic strategies, with a focus on planned, major and principal gifts. Prior to launching his consulting firm in 2015, Scott had a 32-year development career at the University of Denver working primarily with high-net worth donors to maximize their philanthropic impact. Scott led DU’s gift planning program for more than 25 years before serving five years as Vice Chancellor of University Advancement. Under Scott’s leadership the University of Denver successfully completed its $488 million ASCEND Campaign in 2014, coinciding with DU’s 150th anniversary. He was also instrumental in DU’s previous $273 million campaign that transformed the campus in the 1990s. During his career at DU, Scott facilitated many of the University’s largest gifts, reflecting his recognized expertise in charitable gift planning and demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with donors, helping them achieve their philanthropic dreams. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver
Diane Stine, Development Director, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Diane oversees all fundraising and marketing efforts as the Development Director at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. In 2018, she moved from Washington, D.C., where she worked as a front-line fundraiser for the Ford’s Theatre Society.
Cindi Graves, Regional Development Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado
Cindi Graves is the Regional Development Director for Girl Scouts of Colorado. She is responsible for fundraising for Girl Scouts throughout the western ½ of the state. Talking to people came naturally as a child, so a degree in Organizational Communication from Texas State University made sense. This, a career in marketing, along with raising three daughters made for an easy transition into fundraising for Girl Scouts of Colorado in 2011. After two years, Cindi was named Regional Manager to oversee program in addition to fund development. In 2018, the region was doing well enough both in membership and financially that they could again break up that job and Cindi was promoted to Regional Development Director to focus primarily on fundraising.
Katie Bullock, Philanthropic Advisor, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Katie Bullock is a Philanthropic Advisor at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus who connects benefactors to their philanthropic passions. Katie has been with CU for 5 ½ years, previously working with alumni and parents at CU Boulder before joining Anschutz in 2017. Katie is originally from Columbus Ohio, graduated from Ohio University and has been in fundraising for 14 years and as a frontline fundraiser for 7 ½. Katie has a passion for advancing medicine through philanthropy, the mountains, hiking, her husband, daughter, dog and family and friends.
Nia Wassink, Owner and Principal of Mission Launch and Co-Host of The Nonprofit Reframe Podcast
Nia is passionate about strong nonprofits. She has worked with and for the nonprofit sector her entire career. Her experience crosses organizational size, structure, and roles. This allows her the unique experience of both reporting to and receiving reports on a Board of Directors, being in a development department and managing one, and managing and being a volunteer. She was proud to serve on the staff at the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association, Blue Sky Bridge, and Voices for Children CASA, most recently.
Nia volunteers her time on the Board of Directors of Attention Homes, as a CASA volunteer, and as a partner with Social Venture Partners of Boulder County. Nia received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver.