Development Manager, Donor Services
Audra is a Development Manager on the Donor Services team. Since joining The Community Foundation, she connected new nonprofits and re-engaged others, as well as engaged new corporate partners. Audra has been instrumental in launching the Give Black, Give Back Initiative at The Foundation. This initiative connects Black Philanthropists with nonprofits that are led by and support the Black community.
Audra holds a Master’s degree in Consumer Education and is an experienced marketer. She also has grant and fundraising experience. She loves empowering nonprofits and connecting the dots. Audra sees potential in finding “mutually beneficial” solutions between individual philanthropists and corporations who desire to invest in nonprofits within our communities; especially communities of color.
A native Tennessean, Audra was born and raised in East Tennessee on a farm and is proud of her “small town” upbringing. Her ability to negotiate and communicate with individuals on all levels from the cashier to CEO comes from being raised in a family with eight siblings.
Audra would love to connect with you and talk about how joining with other professionals committed to building stronger, more diverse, and equitable communities is important, and simply the right thing to do.