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Philanthropy Development

Charmaine Ferris  Head of Philanthropy Development 

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Tel: 0131 524 0303
Email: Charmaine@foundationscotland.org.uk

Charmaine leads on our work developing new philanthropic clients and, through inter-team working, supporting clients with the potential to develop their philanthropy from ‘transactional’ to ‘transformational’ Foundation services, such as a bespoke grantmaking programme.

Originally from Chicago, Charmaine moved to London many years ago, completing her degree in Social Work from Purdue University (Indiana, USA) there. She went on to gain a diploma in the fine and decorative arts from Sotheby’s in London and worked as a social worker in the City of London.

For the last 18 years, she has focused on the non profit sector, both as a fundraising and development manager and as a consultant. Charmaine’s speciality has been major donors, capital campaigns and strategic planning.  

Passionate about disaffected and excluded young people, the arts and heritage sector and environmental sustainability, she has worked for the Surrey Care Trust, the Natural History Museum, Forum for the Future, Landmark Trust and Watts Gallery. 

In her spare time, Charmaine enjoys hill walking, mountains and munros though doesn’t consider herself a bagger – yet, gardening, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, ancient sacred sites, stone circles, yoga and dancing. 

 

Jane Martin Philanthropy Development Executive

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E-Mail: jane@foundationscotland.org.uk
Phone: 0131 524 0301

Based in the Edinburgh office, Jane leads on developing relationships with socially responsible companies who want to give something back by making use of Foundation Scotland’s charitable services to meet their CSR objectives. This includes planning and developing grant making programmes along priority themes and in Scottish communities that fit with client needs.

Jane is also a hands-on grant making practitioner in the Philanthropy Services Team, managing a number of grant making programmes for Foundation Scotland clients.

With a background in marketing, events management and corporate fundraising, Jane has worked for the British Heart Foundation and Save the Children UK.

Depending on the weather, you’ll find Jane out and about: running, biking, hiking, snowboarding, walking the dog. Or socialising!

 

Kirstine McDonald  Philanthropy Development Assistant

Tel: 0131 524 0352
Email: Kirstine@foundationscotland.org.uk

Kirstine joined the Foundation in July 2014. She previously worked in the Development Team at National Museums Scotland and within fundraising at YMCA Scotland. During her time at National Museums Scotland she was part of the team who successfully raised £12 million towards the Royal Museum Project.

Kirstine works part time (usually Tuesday - Thursday) and assists Charmaine on our work developing new philanthropic clients and works with Shona Blakeley on the Womens Fund for Scotland.

In her spare time Kirstine enjoys reading and socialising with family and friends, although she feels she doesn’t get to do it as much as she would like! She keeps fit by going to the gym and has a keen interest in fashion and travel.

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