Speaker Bios – May 2020

Patricia Egan, MBA, CFRE
Beyond Fundraising, LLC

Pat has been a leader in the fundraising community for more than 25 years. Serving large and small non-profits, Pat has successfully led fundraising teams, developed strategic and integrated development plans, implemented campaigns, created infrastructure and policies, as well as facilitated training for board members.

As a teacher of fundraising principles, she currently is adjunct faculty at Baldwin-Wallace University, Arts Conservatory, and she has touched students at the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Mandel School of Applied Social Science, and Tri-C Corporate College, as well as the Essentials course modules offered by the Greater Cleveland Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Pat was awarded her MBA in Marketing from Cleveland State University, and earned her CFRE 1996. Her past employment included senior level positions at the CSA Healthcare System, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Recovery Resources, EMH Regional Healthcare System, and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She currently is principal of her own small consulting business, Beyond Fundraising, which serves non-profit organizations in Northeast Ohio.

Pat is a past president of the Greater Cleveland Association of Fundraising Professionals, past chair of Leadership Lorain County, and continues to serve on non-profit boards. Pat serves on the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Board, is a past member of the AFPI Research Council and Publishing Committee. In 2011, she was named Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Cleveland Chapter.

A long-time resident of Bay Village, Pat is the proud mother of two adult children and 5 grandchildren. Her beautiful Golden Retriever, Lucy, resides with her.

Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE
Executive Vice President
Goettler Associates, Inc.

Lori Hunter Overmyer, MBA, CFRE, has more than 30 years of professional fundraising experience with a focus on the arts, and social and human service organizations. As a development director, Lori acquired an expertise in implementing annual and capital fundraising plans, strategic analysis, major donor solicitation, and establishing development procedures to maximize effective operations and communications. A consultant with Goettler Associates, Inc. since 2005, she has lent her knowledge of marketing research, proposal writing, personal donor cultivation, recognition strategies and volunteer leadership to some of the Columbus, Ohio’s most successful capital campaigns, many of which exceeded their original fundraising goal by millions of dollars. An accomplished and successful speaker, she is frequently called upon to offer her take on topics as varied as major gifts, grants writing, donor metrics, and public-private partnerships.

From her first development director’s job at the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, to her current position as executive vice president of Goettler Associates, Lori continues to be driven by a passion to provide best practices in every development function, and a commitment to professional growth. She has been a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 1986, and credits the professional organization with introducing her to a wonderful circle of esteemed colleagues and life-long friends. She received her CFRE certification in 1994. Lori has been a member of AFP Chapter Boards in St. Louis, Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; and Columbus, Ohio, where she served in 2010 as Chapter President. In 2011, Lori was recognized as the Outstanding Fundraising Professional at the Central Ohio Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day awards celebration. She is a currently chairs AFP International’s Research Council, and was on the task force to create and pilot the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, an educational module to assist nonprofit agencies in the quantifiable measurement of development activities. In 2015, Lori was elected to serve on the AFP Global Board of Directors and was elected in 2019 for a third term of service. She is currently a member of the AFP Global Strategic Planning Committee and the Content Advisory Committee. Since 2012, she has served as an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, where she teaches classes on Fundraising and Development and Board Skills.

Giving back to the community is an important personal value. Lori was honored to be recognized as the recipient of the 2009 LifeCare Alliance Outstanding Spirit Award and the 2018 Leadership for a Lifetime Award from Leadership Worthington. She also enjoys her volunteer leadership affiliations with the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington, the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries, the Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers, and Local Matters.