David A Gill, Partner Emeritus, Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz, LLP
Based on my more than 50-year experience as a lay Federation fundraiser and officer and a synagogue Board Chair and Development Chair I can state comfortably that Eileen Aroesti, the principal of Philanthropy Rising, ranks with the best of the best development professionals with whom I have ever worked.
Her competence and professional skills and her imagination and energy are widely recognized. What is special about her is her sensitivity to and willingness to take the time to understand and build on the culture of each client institution, to complement its professionals and to cultivate and support its lay leaders.
Based upon her experience she is able to tailor long term and short-term campaigns to the particular institutional client and its lay and professional leadership. This results in financial development which builds on the strength and enhances the excellence of the institutions that she counsels. Her clients have found and will continue to appreciate her enthusiasm and dedication.