Amy Farrier is the Managing Director of DRi’s West Coast office. A proven fundraiser with 25 years of experience, Amy is also a former executive search client of DRi’s. She brings her expertise and knowledge of client needs to our executive search services, while also personally directing executive searches and offering strategic guidance and consultation on a wide range of development functions for organizations in Washington state, Oregon, and California.
Before joining DRi, Amy spent 12 years as the Deputy Chief Development Officer of the United States Holocaust Museum. During her time at the Museum, she oversaw a $40 million annual campaign, managed five regional fundraising offices, and was an integral member of the senior leadership team. Amy implemented the Museum’s first major donor society in 2004, Wings of Memory and grew it to 1,600 members, resulting in millions of funds raised annually. She also implemented the “Leadership Circle” for donors of $25,000 annually and started a national leadership conference, crafting fund raising training materials for the participants.
Amy also played a senior role in staffing at the Museum, including strategic recruitment initiatives, placement, hiring, retention, performance management, evaluation, and professional development programs. In that role, she first worked with DRi as a client seeking to identify a Director of Foundations and Corporations.,
Prior to joining the Museum, Amy had an accomplished record of campaign consulting and comprehensive development program design. She served as a Consultant and Campaign Director for Community Counseling Service (CCS) Fundraising. She previously served as the Associate Vice President at Notre Dame University of Maryland, where she managed the $20 million capital campaign while also overseeing alumni relations, annual giving, the Board and volunteers, and development systems. Amy also served as the Director of Development and Alumni Operations and Campaign Manager at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD during its $40 million “Legacy” campaign, helping to exceed the original goal and raise over $47 million in four years. She began her development career as a member of the $8 million Capital Campaign staff at Georgetown Preparatory School.
Amy received a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and an active member of the Junior League.