Delaware Botanic Gardens hires Deb Piper to head development

June 15, 2020

Ray Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens, announced that Deb Piper has been hired as director of development.

“Since 2014, our fundraising has been accomplished principally by our great volunteers and our fundraising consultant team of Cam and Kathy Yorkston of Yorkston Consultants. With our recent Longwood Foundation grant, DBG is now empowered to take our fundraising to the next level and to continue the build out of our professional staff capabilities. Deb joins our team following a successful progression of fundraising with some of Delaware’s most revered nonprofits,” said Sander.

Executive Director Sheryl Swed said, “These are especially challenging times for nonprofits. By supplementing our outstanding fundraising consultants with a professional of Deb Piper’s expertise and experience, DBG is ready to continue the development of our beautiful gardens and to implement our mission to inspire and educate our guests.”

Piper said, “It is an honor and privilege to be part of this dedicated team which has created this horticultural and economic hub for our region. This is a project that deserves the support of all of us.”

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