BrightDot Announces the Appointment of Regional Vice Presidents to Serve North Carolina and Florida

“BrightDot is fortunate to have the expertise of two remarkable women who both have served as Executive Directors of Community College Foundations and in senior executive positions at Fortune 100 companies. 

Their experiences give them key insights into serving the mission and business of our clients.”

  • Bill Crouch, Founder and CEO, BrightDot Fundraising Specialists

Mamie Sutphin, Regional Vice President, North Carolina

“It is an honor to partner with BrightDot clients to meet their fundraising goals. Celebrating their success brings me so much joy.”

Mamie is an accomplished community leader, having worked in leadership roles in both non-profit and corporate sectors. Her expertise has focused on sustainability and social impact strategies, including charitable fundraising and grant-making, volunteer engagement and board development.

Her past roles include: Vice President Development, United Way of Forsyth County; Vice President Advancement, Forsyth Tech; and Executive Director, Reynolds American Foundation

Mamie received her BS in Business from Meredith College and her MBA from Wake Forest University. She is a graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem and serves the Winston-Salem community as a board and executive committee member for both Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. and Twin City Development Foundation. 

In addition, she is a former Chair of the Surry County Board of Education and serves currently as a North Carolina Board of Education appointee to the NC Principal Fellows Commission. 

Lorene King, Regional Vice President, Florida

“I’m delighted to be a member of the BrightDot team. Their cohesiveness, out-of-the-box thinking, willingness to take risks, and focus on relationship building reflect the same values that are important to me.” 

Lorene believes that current shifts in fundraising require new thinking with a focus on building opportunities for those with non-traditional backgrounds. 

After starting her career in the for-profit world, she transferred her talents into new roles with ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The NASCAR Foundation, and Daytona State College, honing her fundraising skills and building systems working with individual donors, major gifts, planned gifts, corporate sponsorships, events, and community activations.  

Lorene specializes in assessing, training, and building confidence in people to execute successful philanthropic campaigns. 

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