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Our Team

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Kate R. Schnittman, CFRE

Ardent is founded by Kate Schnittman - a Certified Fund Raising Executive with a professional career dedicated to helping nonprofits achieve strategic, operational, and fundraising goals. Kate is proud of her history of creating valuable collaborations between nonprofit organizations, philanthropic individuals, and the business community in order to achieve common objectives.

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Jonathan Meagher-Zayas
Grants Consultant

A fundraiser for over 12 years, he has raised over $10 million and specializes in grant writing, grant strategy, foundation relations, program development, and government writing. He has effectively researched, submitted, and been awarded dozens of proposals for program support, capital needs, organizational expansions, and operating funds

Colleen Fox
Marketing & Social Media Specialist

With a passion for marketing, Colleen is an individual driven to help marketing strategies support organizations' expansion. Colleen is experienced with all social media platforms and creating compelling content utilizing photo and video editing skills.

Deb Howe Allen
Fundraising and Development Advisor

With almost 30 years of experience in development, Deb Howe Allen is well-versed in all aspects of fundraising: direct mail, newsletters, grant writing and reporting, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, donor relations and stewardship. She has raised many millions of dollars for a number of respected non-profits.

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