Speaker Bios – Annual Meeting 2021

Logan Dior Williams
2021 AFPGC Youth in Philanthropy Award Winner

Recently awarded the AFPGC Youth in Philanthropy Award, Logan Dior Williams is a Youth Ambassador and Giving Tuesday Spark Leader for the global generosity movement. For the past two years, she has helped organize the youth-led #GivingTuesdayCLE movement and youth giving circle. Logan has helped organized a Giving Tuesday project that is part of GCC’s philanthropic arm, WISH Cleveland. She has been a grassroots philanthropist for several years, and was also recognized in the 2019 exhibition The Soul of Philanthropy – Celebrate Those Who Give Black for Outstanding Youth Philanthropist. Another project Logan participates in is collecting, assembling, and distributing “blessing bags” that are placed in her neighborhood.

Haley Marblestone
Cleveland Sight Center

Haley Marblestone is the Development Manager at Cleveland Sight Center. She seeks to create an impact in her community through her career in fundraising by fostering relationships and creating strategic approaches that help to fulfill the organization’s mission and donor’s philanthropic goals. Haley holds a Bachelor of Arts from Allegheny College and earned her Master of Arts in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University.

 

Calvin S. Wood, Jr.
United Way of Greater Cleveland

Calvin Wood is married to his wife Carolyn, and they have three adult children. They have lived in Northeast Ohio since 1991. Calvin enjoys several outdoor sports activities, including golf and bike riding.

Calvin has been employed with United Way of Greater Cleveland for over 15 years. In his current role he serves as, Director, Special Initiatives and Engagement. Broadly, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategic resource development initiatives within the Resource Development Department. He serves as an ambassador to all areas within the organization, as well as community-wide constituents to create and build strategic partnerships.

Calvin’s previous position with United Way was Director, Workplace Campaign. He guided a seven- member team, and volunteers responsible for cultivating relationships with fortune 500 companies and donors, raising over $20 million annually.

Carol Carbary, ACFRE
Journey Center for Safety and Healing

Carol Carbary, ACFRE is Chief Development and Engagement Officer at Journey Center for Safety and Healing. Since taking the position two years ago, Carol has transformed Journey’s fund development program. She has increased the number of private and public proposals submitted and received, increased the average gift amount and increased the number of individual donors giving more than $1,000 annually by 46%.

Carol is the 107th ACFRE in the world, of which there are less than 150, and is currently the only ACFRE in Northeast Ohio. Earning the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential signals to fellow professionals, employers and the philanthropic community that you possess advanced level mastery of fundraising leadership, management, ethics and professional standards.

Carol’s term of AFPGC service as a board member stretched from 2004-2012, filling a number of roles, including president. She is currently serving on the AFP Greater Cleveland board as the VP of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access). IDEA is an AFP Global program that focuses on concepts that will foster better understanding in our population. Without Carol’s guidance, AFPGC would not be an IDEA Chapter Champion. Her efforts also included securing a national speaker on diversity and inclusion for the AFPCG annual meeting.

Emma Siegel
The Cleveland Orchestra

Emma Siegel is a non-profit development professional with a strong record of securing and cultivating philanthropic investments. She is currently Corporate Gift Officer of The Cleveland Orchestra where she is the lead strategist responsible for building mutually beneficial relationships with corporations, mid-sized businesses and corporate foundations, while raising and sustaining current annual gifts. Emma also serves as co-chair of the Orchestra’s Advisory Council; a group of current and future philanthropic community leaders who advocate for the Orchestra.

Emma is a dynamic individual with an affinity for cultivating and stewarding relationships with individuals, corporate and community partners. She appreciates the opportunity to find specific yet creative ways to celebrate these partnerships, and believes these relationships play an integral role in an institution’s viability and importance in the community and the arts.

A native New Yorker, Emma holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with a degree in vocal performance.

 

 

(Moderator)
Mary A. Paxton

Mary A. Paxton most recently served as the Director of Development for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. Mary has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector from operations, fund development, board development and program development to strategic planning. Her experience ranges from working with a variety of ecumenical institutions, at-risk youth, homelessness, workforce development and basic needs programming to secondary education.

Mary received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Allegheny College and her Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University. Mary is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., serves on Laurel School’s Development Committee, is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cleveland Chapter and serves as Co-Chair of the IDEA Committee.