R.J. Konkoleski is a 1998 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV. He holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Political Science and one in French Language. He also holds a Certificate of French Language & Culture from the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, as well as a certificate in grant writing.
His experience includes the position of Executive Director of The Valley Hospice Foundation, Inc., and prior positions of Vice
President of Marketing and Development at Valley Hospice, Inc.,
and Development Director for The Wheeling Symphony Society, Inc.
Mr. Konkoleski is familiar with the dynamics of local fundraising,
has been successful in grant writing, and has managed major fundraising campaigns. While working at hospice, he orchestrated
a successful $2.1 million capital campaign and increased annual giving from $14,000 to more than $250,000. In addition, he has
served as chairman of state and national fundraising organizations.
Mr. Konkoleski is an active member of Lions Clubs International,
having served as District Governor in 2011-2012. He is married to Laura Glenn and together they have two children; Catherine and
Ray. The family attends St. Casimir’s Catholic Church in Adena.
Erin Neely, Coordinator of Development at Belmont College,
received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology and sociology
from Case Western Reserve University.
She has extensive experience in fund raising and staff development
at both West Liberty University and Case Western Reserve
University. Her background includes coordination and
administration of foundation donor cultivation program functions, implementation of donor stewardship programs and activities, and collaboration with alumni association leadership to build alumni activity and support. Ms. Neely has completed a program offered by The Grantsmanship Training Center and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.