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Distinguished Member of the Year: Fiona Grandi

March 2012

Fiona Grandi

The FWA Board recognized Fiona Grandi, Partner at KPMG, as its Distinguished Member for 2011 for her tireless efforts on behalf of the organization. Fiona contributed strategic insights on a broad number of topics and displayed creativity in building the FWA’s corporate sponsor relationships. The outstanding innovations Fiona implemented as Sponsorship co-chair included matching Relationship Managers with sponsors to nurture long-term partnerships, providing the RMs with playbooks that highlighted the sponsors’ historic FWA participation and organizing prospective sponsors by specialty. The immediate results of Fiona’s leadership included 2011 sponsor contributions of $274,500, 110% of target.

Fiona also conceived the Honorary Member Breakfast, increasing our profile with senior women and serving as a 2011 fundraising tipping point. She attained underwriting for, implemented and hosted this highly successful inaugural event – and saved the FWA over $16,000 by arranging for the pro-bono printing of materials for the Scholarship and FWOTY luncheons. Her insight and networking led to the recruitment of more sponsor representation on the Board, increasing their engagement and participation.

Many thanks to Fiona for her 2011 contributions! 

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