Debbie Sontupe, NJ

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Executive Director, Morris Educational Foundation

Deborah Sontupe, President

With 25 years experience in fundraising, communications and non-profit management in both the nonprofit and higher education sectors, Debbie Sontupe, President of Ma t c h No np r o f it C o ns u lt i ng , provides consulting services and project-based leadership in helping organizations in the areas of building and managing development programs, campaigns, major gift fundraising, board development, alumni relations, annual fundraising efforts and public relations. She is also the Executive Director of the Morris Educational Foundation, the lead nonprofit organization serving the students and teachers of the Morris School District in Morristown, NJ. Prior to these roles, Debbie served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mercy College in NY. Before joining Mercy, Debbie provided campaign direction at Rutgers University where she was responsible for the planning and operations of the largest campaign in university history, a $1 billion c omp re he ns iv e ca mp a ig n initiative. In addition to her higher education experience, Debbie has served in several leadership roles in the YMCA, where she held the positions of vice president of operations as well as the vice president of marketing and development. She also served as a national trainer in all aspects of fund development for YMCA of the USA. She currently serves on many nonprofit boards and has served as board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, NJ Chapter and chaired the state-wide conference in 2004. She recently earned her Certification of Education Foundation Leadership from National University. Debbie earned her Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University and holds a master of Education from the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University.