Make-A-Wish® South Carolina is pleased to announce that Amanda Osborne is joining the staff of the chapter as its new Vice President of Mission Advancement. In her role, Osborne will help build relationships and engagement with constituents throughout the state that transform lives. She will also serve as a leader to a dynamic team of development staff.
"I am delighted to have Amanda join the Make-A-Wish South Carolina team. Amanda’s excellent track record with leading development efforts combined with her experience in nonprofit consulting makes her an ideal fit for the important work we are doing for children across our state. I’m confident her many talents and her passion for transforming lives through wish granting will produce outstanding results for our chapter and the families we serve." stated Misty Farmer, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish South Carolina.
Since moving to Greenville in 2013, Osborne has served as the Director of Development for Meals on Wheels Greenville and as Executive Director of The Greenville Zoo Foundation, overseeing all aspects of fundraising and special events for both organizations.
Previously, Osborne served as Area Director of MDA, serving 17 counties in the NC Piedmont Triad and managing various special events and directing new sponsor development opportunities. From 2009 to 2012, as Vice President for Hartsook Companies, Osborne served clients nationwide with capital campaign organization and execution, major gift solicitation strategies and planned gift acquisition. Osborne’s career reflects her passion for helping our community thrive and includes leadership roles at Victory Junction, Girl Scouts, and Family Service of the Piedmont (NC).
Speaking of her new assignment Osborne said, "I am super excited to join the Make-A-Wish team. I look forward to working with our donors, board members, volunteers and staff to continue to grant life-changing wishes for children battling critical illnesses throughout South Carolina."
Throughout her career, Osborne has developed exceptional skills of building relationships and collaborating with partners. She has been very active with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, serving as the Board Chair of the NC Triad Chapter. Additional roles include Treasurer, Chair of Diversity, and NC Statewide Conference committee member. Additionally, Osborne served on the AFP International committees for Youth in Philanthropy and the Next Generation. In 2005, Osborne was named AFP NC Triad's Professional Fundraiser of the Year.
Osborne graduated with an MPA from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, as well as a BS from Western Carolina University. She earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in 2006.
For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit sc.wish.org.
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Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish South Carolina granted 207 wishes last year, averaging to a wish every forty-eight hours. The chapter receives funding through private donations, individuals, companies and special events. For more information about Make-A-Wish South Carolina, visit sc.wish.org and discover ways you can help make wishes come true.