Cheryl Noe, C.F.R.E.Executive Director
With 30 years of experience in all aspects of fundraising, Cheryl Noe has experience in raising support for organizations in social service, arts, education, and religious organizations, and community and national foundations. Her ability to successfully execute capital campaigns, annual fund campaigns, grant writing, major gifts funding, and planned giving efforts for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, Easter Seals of East Georgia, Providence Memorial Hospital Foundation (El Paso, TX), Midland Community Theatre (TX), Permian Basin Area Foundation (Midland, TX), the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation, and the Nashville Rescue Mission (TN). She has been an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) for most of her career and was recognized as the Permian Basin (Midland, Texas) Chapter’s Fundraising Executive of the Year in 1995 and the Greater Nashville (Tennessee) Chapter’s Fundraising Executive of the Year in 2008. But far more important than awards, she has worked to establish charitable endowments benefiting charities in Moscow, Costa Rica, and Banska Bystrica, hosted teas, conducted seminars, planned international theatre festivals, bass fishing tournaments, horse shows, jump rope marathons, spelling bees, 5k races, Oktoberfests, planetarium shows and way-late playdates, a mini-maker faire or two, charity symphony concerts, radiothons, celebrity turkey fry, a 24-hour television telethon, a 2-hour television special, endowment dinners in Saint Paul (MN), Seattle (WA), Charlotte (NC), Washington (DC), Atlanta (GA), to name a few, and an untold number of luncheons… oh, the luncheons.
She has presented on fundraising strategy and excellence across the United States, most recently at the international convention for the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions in Jacksonville, Florida, on the critical importance of digital fundraising for charities today.
Cheryl currently serves in a volunteer capacity on Tracy Lawrence’s Mission:Possible board to benefit rescue missions across the United States, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Cheatham County Advisory Board, and the board for Solidarity Ministries Africa for Reconciliation and Development (SMARD). Some of Cheryl’s favorite community service opportunities include National Philanthropy Day committee, Vanderbilt University’s Wesley Foundation board, American Heart Association board, and currently on the core team for a new church plant in the Sango area of Clarksville, Tennessee.