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Ilene Winters, Senior Director

Ilene began raising money for various charitable organizations over 30 years ago, while she was still enjoying a sales and marketing career on Wall Street. She fell in love with non-profit work, left Wall Street, and started a wellness center with a $400,000 annual budget that offered free support, education, and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. After Hurricane Sandy, she helped two friends start a non-profit that raised over $1.5 million for the residents, businesses and town infrastructure of Sea Bright, New Jersey. Ilene has worked for the Diabetes Foundation, Inc., as well as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, assisting both organizations in strategic development.

Ilene is well versed in all aspects of non-profit management, and is a critical, big-picture thinker and an inherent problem-solver. Her areas of expertise are development, strategic planning, board development, marketing and communications, and start-up.