Amy Stevens CFRE

Amy is our Director based in Leeds, though travels throughout the UK to meet client demands and approaches all fundraising challenges with a focused and pragmatic mind-set.

After graduating from University, Amy began her career, working as a sales manager for a number of companies in the North. Over ten years ago, shortly after embarking on her own fundraising activity – a cross-Europe triathlon in aid of five charities – Amy moved into the Third Sector where she has worked ever since. 

Amy has gained extensive experience with a variety of organisations, from heritage and arts venues and religious causes, to NHS charities and University boards. Her work has helped to cement a rigorous knowledge of heritage funding and she has lead a number of successful applications for six and seven-figure grants to the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Major gifts development has also played a large part in Amy’s professional career, partnering complex health organisations and educational establishments to deliver £millions from five, six and seven-figure gifts. Throughout her fundraising career, she has designed and implemented successful corporate programmes, alongside grant-writing for Trusts and Foundations, ensuring Amy has a fully-rounded professional profile and can assist any client in their fundraising challenge. 

Whether the request is for a Feasibility Study, a Development Audit, or the hands-on delivery of a major campaign, our clients can be assured of a straight-forward, honest opinion, a professional approach and a sense of humour when working with Amy. 

As an avid scuba diver, Amy has a passion for marine conservation and animal welfare,

and volunteers at a local dog rescue charity. She also co-authored Gifted Fundraising, which has rekindled common sense fundraising practices.

"Amy's guidance on re-branding the Cathedral enabled us to launch major plans for the re-development of the Island’s Cathedral, presenting our work in a highly professional way. This foundation enabled us to begin our fundraising operation with confidence. Guided by Amy's fundraising methodology, we are seeing the fruits of our labour and our projects are taking shape. It’s been a real challenge, but we’re so glad we took the bold step, with Amy's help, to fundraise in earnest"
The Very Reverend Nigel Godfrey, Dean, Cathedral Isle of Man

Contact details

To arrange a no-obligation discussion of your fundraising needs, contact amy.stevens@giftedphilanthropy.com or call Leeds 0113 350 1337

More information can be found on my linked in profile.

Clients

Arts, Culture and Heritage

  • The Prince’s Regeneration Trust
  • Rochdale Music Service
  • Museum of Uttoxeter Life
  • Victoria Baths Trust

Cathedrals and Churches

  • Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust
  • St Albans Cathedral
  • Seacombe United Reformed Church
  • Peterborough Cathedral
  • Blackburn Cathedral
  • St Paul's Knightsbridge
  • Cathedral Isle of Man
  • St John’s College
  • Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield

Civic

  • Dippy on Tour North West
  • Rochdale Town Hall
  • Ullswater Yacht Club
  • Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust

Education

  • The British School at Rome
  • Wakefield Grammar School Foundation
  • University of St Andrews
  • Ripon Grammar School
  • Old Palace Girls’ School
  • City of London Freeman’s School

Health and Welfare

  • Treetops Hospice Care
  • Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
  • Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
  • Livability
  • Colchester Hospitals Charity
  • Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation