Caroline A. Camougis
Caroline A. Camougis is Co-founder and Managing Director of Delphi Partners, a philanthropic advisory firm with an expertise in gifts of real estate, art and personal property. Another specialty is strategic development, communications and branding to help nonprofits maximize their impact.
An expert in the nonprofit sector, Ms. Camougis is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has been featured or quoted in both general interest publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Kiplinger's Retirement Report as well as in trade publications such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Nonprofit Times.
Ms. Camougis is also a principal at Boston Film Partners, an advisory group for financial and philanthropic investments related to social impact film. She has a broad experience in film, television and new media, both domestically and abroad, and has worked in many capacities from marketing and strategic growth initiatives to production. She has served as an executive or associate producer on many films, most recently on Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle (2012) about the battle to build the largest wind farm in the U.S., The Yes Men Fix the World (2009), which was named Best Documentary at the Berlin Film Festival, and on the award-winning The American Ruling Class (2007), which set a record for DVD sales in the educational market.
Earlier, she worked in the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup in various roles, including Vice President, Cross-Sell, a $1 billion business unit, where she was responsible for development and strategy.
Prior to working in New York, Ms. Camougis lived in Paris where she served as principal in a Paris-based consulting firm specializing in strategic growth. While in Paris she co-founded France's first educational cancer support group program, the award-winning Presence France. She launched a racehorse breeding and pre-training center in LeMans and authored At Home in Paris, a 400-page resource book on living in Paris. Before moving to Paris, Ms. Camougis established Newcom Link, the American subsidiary of Nouvel Obs, a leading European media group, to provide financial information online in the United States. She also held senior marketing positions at Lotus Development Corporation and worked in production at WGBH-TV, Channel 2 in Boston.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Ms. Camougis currently serves on the boards of IndieCollect and on the Board of Corporators at the Worcester Art Museum.
The New Fundraising Frontier: Gifts of Real Estate, Art and Collectibles
The IRS reported in 2006 that $5.9 billion of real estate and $829 million in art and collectibles was donated in 2003. This number continues to increase dramatically. Despite the fact that gifts of noncash assets are growing significantly, little information exists about such gifts and how to develop programs to solicit them. This article provides readers with a framework and addresses why gifts of real estate, art, and personal property are important, how such gifts can be made, and how to develop a fundraising program for real estate, art, and personal property.
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