“Cynthia did an excellent job raising funds for my PBS documentary so I asked her to work with me on the United States National Slavery Museum. We are benefiting greatly from her experience and the board really enjoys working with her.”

–L. Douglas Wilder, Chairman of the Board, United States National Slavery Museum and former Governor of Virginia


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“Thanks for all of your guidance over the past year.
We couldn’t have done it without you!”

–Dan Rosensweig, Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

 “Cynthia provided important development assistance to us at a time of transition. She has a terrific head for development and a good eye for the detail that makes it a success. She worked well with me, the ED, and with more junior staff. She could make a plan, work from a plan and improvise, as needed. A real pleasure to work with.”
–Jeff Blum, Executive Director


“Thank you so much, you really made a difference.”

Wendy Fox, Board Member
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association


“JABA and the Dabney Foundation gained traction and momentum as a result of Cynthia’s advice and participation. Most notably, we attained 100% board giving, secured a major lead gift and held a successful special event. We benefited substantially from her experience.”

–Gordon Walker, CEO
Jefferson Area Board for Aging


“Cynthia’s diverse experience in development was a real asset to WHTJ Charlottesville PBS.  She formed strong, successful relationships with corporate sponsors, board members, and major donors to substantially increase giving across a broad spectrum of programs.”

–Conni Lombardo,General Manager, WHTJ Charlottesville PBS


“As a volunteer organization we needed professional help in order to meet our fundraising goals and Cynthia delivered by bringing our fundraising efforts to a whole new level. She refocused our energy on a more intensified approach to corporate giving. Due in large part to her expert skills in event planning, we more fully benefited from the opportunity to hold a benefit concert at the Charlottesville Pavilion.”

–Carolyn Shears, Chair
Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors Workforce Housing Fund

“You became our leader, creative director, and even a contributor. From suggesting the Halloween theme, through the sponsorship introductions and negotiations, to the glitter of the actual event, you did a terrific job…  Thank you, from all the committee members, for all your effort – above and beyond what was expected.”

–Andrew Hodson and Barbara Gibb, Co-Chairs
Nelson County Community Fund</>

“[Cynthia Hurst’s] work reflected a high level of management capability, professionalism, diligence, and commitment. She worked well with the Board of Directors…. and earned the respect of Board, staff, and volunteers, among others. Ms. Hurst fostered improvements in many areas of operation, including… finances [and] fundraising…. She increased fundraising efforts by reaching out to donors in the community…. Her commitment to the organization has further prepared the CASPCA to carry out its mission and ensure its future success.”

–Rhonda Quagliana, President, Board of Directors
Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

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