Deborah D. Korge Resume

Phone: 305-282-8889


South Florida Philanthropic Consulting Services, LLC 2018
Provide support services relating to organizational capacity building and sustainability to new and developing nonprofit organizations as well as undertaking special nonprofit projects. Services include, but are not limited to, preparing, reviewing and updating policies and procedures (operational, financial, board, personnel, etc), assistance with board growth & expansion (reviewing and updating the nomination process, board development) preparing, reviewing and updating fundraising plans (donor cultivation, identifying fundraising opportunities, reviewing current fundraising event strategies), communications plans (including website & social media), strategic plan and/or theory of change implementation, grant writing and other essential functions to ensure growth and sustainability.

Executive Director
The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade 2017
Moved into the role of Executive Director after the retirement of the previous Executive Director and worked closely with the Board of Directors and community representatives & leaders during a transitional period of The Women’s Fund. Reorganized The Women’s Fund to meet the requirements for this change including the hiring of appropriate staff, developing a budget that would support the new direction and ensuring all policies & procedures were up-to-date and aligned with the new model. Managed all day-to-day operations of the agency including human resources and other administrative & operational duties necessary for the agency to function efficiently. Provided reports and updates to the Board of Directors as required and/or requested. Represented The Women’s Fund at community events including their signature events and increased their presence in the community, expanding their donor base.

Director of Development
The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade 2015-2016
Worked closely with the Executive Director and key staff and members of the Board of Directors to ensure the overall financial support for The Women’s Fund. Responsibilities included:
developing and executing The Women’s Fund annual fundraising plan;
securing financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations;
ensuring the implementation of E-Tapestry and overseeing staff responsibility for data entry and gift processing;
developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors;
creating and executing a strategy for large sustained base of annual individual donors;
overseeing securing funding for and during special events;
developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundations and corporate funding including getting data from funded projects to show impact being made;
working with the Board of Directors to develop their individual fundraising plans;
overseeing the volunteer and student intern programs; and
completing other projects and assignments as requested by the Executive Director

Executive Director
Casa Valentina 2012-2015
Managed and oversaw all aspects of the agency including fundraising, finances, program development, and operations having been brought in during a strategic time for the organization. Ensured all grant and funder compliance, including submission of timely and accurate reports and provided fiscal oversight and fidelity to grant requirements. Developed and updated budgets and policies & procedures with training to staff on these updates and other administrative issues. Managed all day-to-day operations of the agency including human resources and other operational duties necessary for the agency to function efficiently. Provided reports and updates to the Board of Directors as required and/or requested. Represented Casa Valentina at community events, both public and private, increasing its presence in the community. Implemented the Theory of Change process to verify fidelity to the mission of the agency; ensured the appropriate benchmarks and indicators were developed for accurate data reporting and tracking.

Director of Programs 2011
Vice President of Operations 2009-2011
Vice President of Development 2008-2009
Acting Vice President of Development 2007
Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, Inc., Miami, FL
Reported to the President & CEO of the organization. Managed and oversaw all statewide community programs and supervised all staff associated with these programs. Worked closely with Vice President of Finance to ensure grant and funder compliance and reporting and to provide appropriate budget management. Managed all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the agency, including human resources, licensing and monitoring requirements, and all other operational duties necessary for the agency to function. Worked on all aspects of the major fundraiser and other fundraising activities including donor development & relations, special events and fundraising campaigns. Updated database to include information about donors, volunteers and event participants to be used by Development team to track donations received, level of involvement by volunteers and donors and to accurately report this information as needed.

Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, Inc. Miami, FL 1994-1997
Developed and implemented a parent involvement program at Ponce de Leon Middle School that has been replicated in several other Miami-Dade, Orange & Seminole and Escambia Counties Public Schools and private schools. This program brings all sectors of the community (school administration, faculty and other staff, parents, business and community leaders) together to communicate and develop ways to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug-free.


James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1978


Co-Chair, Galvanize Florida hosted by The United State of Women in June 2018 2017-2018

Member, 1HTC (Human Trafficking Coalition) 2017-Present

Volunteer, Church of St. Hugh, Coconut Grove, FL 2005-Present

Member, Board of Directors, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami 2003-2016: Chair 2013-2016

Member, Junior League of Miami 1991-Present: Informed Families Committee Chair 1993-94; Program Development Chair 1995-96; Vice President Planning 1996-97; By-Laws/Parliamentarian Chair 1997-98; Vice President Community 1998-99; President-Elect 1999-2000; President 2000-01; President, Inn Transition North subsidiary 2001-03; Advisor to the Board of Directors 2003-04; Advisor to the Communications Council 2014-15; Inn Transition ad hoc committee 2016-2017; Advisor to the Poverty Simulation Project 2017-18

Member, Board of Directors, CHARLEE Homes for Children 2004-2015: Chair, Client Services Committee 2006-08, Honorary Board Member 2008-2015

Member, City of Coral Gables School & Community Relations Advisory Committee 2002-2009: Assistant Chair 2004; Chair 2004-09

Member, Mayor’s Healthcare Access Task Force, Miami-Dade County 2002-2003

Member, St. Hugh Catholic School Tuition Assistance Committee 2001-2006

Member, Catholic Charities Annual Gala Committee, Archdiocese of Miami 2000-2007

Member, Board of Directors, Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership 1999-2008: Treasurer, 2000; Assistant Chair 2001-02; Chair 2003-04; Development Chair 2005-07

Member, Early Childhood Initiative Strategic Planning Summit 1999

Coach, St. Hugh Catholic School Cross Country Team 1997-2000

Member, Miami-Dade Public Schools Family & Community Involvement Advisory Committee 1996-2002: Secretary 1997-98; Chair 1998-2000

Member, City of Coral Gables Beautification Committee 1990-1998: Chair 1996-97


Recognized by Miami Girls Foundation as a Miami Girl,  March 2017
Recognized as Miami Today 2017 Achiever,  March 2017
Opening Presenter, South Florida Women’s Rally,  January 2017
Recipient, Junior League of Miami Women Who Make a Difference Award,  April 2015
Recognized as Miami Today Best of Miami 2014 Non-Profit Executives,  June 2014
Recipient, Grey Goose Women Who Rock Award, Miami Fashion Week,  December 2013
Finalist, March of Dimes & South Florida Business Journal Building Our Community Award for Education,  Spring 2007
Recipient, Informed Families Volunteer of the Year Award,  Spring 2007

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