Steve Trautman

Steve has been in fundraising for close to seven years focusing on major giving with experience in planned giving and annual fund development. He served as executive director of development for DePauw University and oversaw the major gifts team. During…

Chad Haney

Chad has nearly 20 years of fundraising experience in major gifts, fund development, and campaigns. He has worked with organizations in the higher education, human services, public media, and healthcare sectors. He believes in using technology to help strengthen fundraising…

Kurt Appel

Kurt has over twenty years’ successful experience in conducting capital campaigns. He began his career in consulting with Cargill Associates, one of the longest-serving capital campaign consulting firms in the nation. Cargill Associates recently merged with DickersonBakker, and Kurt was promoted…

Tom Wood, MBA, CFRE

For 35 years, Tom has led development programs at two international ministries, a foundation, and several educational institutions, including 20 years at private schools. He has recruited and trained high-performing development teams that have raised over one billion dollars through…

Jason J. Caniglia, MPA, CFRM

Jason joined DickersonBakker in 2020 as Vice President, Client Services. With nearly three decades of major gift fundraising experience, Caniglia has played a leadership role in securing more than $660 Million for Non-Profits and leading high-performing teams to secure an…

Rich Cummins, MA, CFRE

  With more than twenty-years of senior leadership and c-suite experience, Rich is a life-long learner who is oriented toward growth and constantly pursues ways to challenge himself, others, and organizations to lead with excellence. As such, he has earned…

Jeff Cathey, CFRE, CFRM

Jeff comes to the firm with nearly 20 years of major gift fundraising and development experience within the non-profit and higher education sectors. He also has a strong retail management and small business ownership background that has shaped his client…

Paul Virts, PhD

Dr. Virts helps ministries grow through his research and strategy insight. His keen eye for growing audiences and revenue for Christian ministries and nonprofits helps their vision become a reality. Dr. Virts has a Ph.D. in speech communication from the…

Randy Bronkema

Randy helps leaders of Christian organizations rise to the next level through focused vision and fundraising. He says, “Only the Gospel is going to change culture.” Randy coaches today’s nonprofit leaders to be better and smarter about what they do,…

Jeff Crabtree

Jeff loves getting the opportunity each day to help ministries, whose work revolves around making much of Christ, grow their mission and vision through improved funding. “My passion is helping ministry executive and development leadership identify areas of great opportunity, formulate the plan to make it a reality, and then bring it to fruition.”, he says.

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