About CARA:

The California Advancement Researchers Association is the largest single state chapter of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), an international professional association of development research and information management professionals. Originally two separate organizations, the Southern California Researchers Association (SoCARA) and the Bay Area Researcher Group (BARG), CARA became an official APRA chapter in 1993.

CARA's mission is to serve development researchers by promoting and educating advancement professionals for the benefit of philanthropy. Our vision is to be recognized as the primary professional resource for development researchers in the California region.

We encourage anyone interested in a development career to join CARA. Membership is open to any individual who seeks to join an association of professional researchers within the fundraising community.

CARA Board of Directors

alt President
Paul Goyne
Director, Advancement Services
Prostate Cancer Foundation
310-570-4715
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President -Elect
Andillon Hackney
Director, Development Research
University of California, San Diego
858-822-1300

alt Secretary
Maggie O'Brien
Prospect Research Manager
San Francisco State University
415-405-2420

Treasurer
James Vermillion
Senior Researcher
858-822-6618

Membership Chair
Lisa Johnston
Director of Advancement Services
The Bishop's School
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Mentorship Chair
Shoshana Carter
Associate Director of Development Research
Stanford University
650-721-5965

Vendor Relations Chair
John Rivett
Senior Research Analyst
Marquette University
414-841-4210

Southern Regional Chair
Geeta Ramdat
PMATS Specialist
City of Hope
213-241-7287

alt Volunteer Chair
Sara Boretz
Prospect Research Coordinator
The Music Center
213-972-3340

alt No California Regional Chair
Heather Marzynski
Director
Santa Clara University
408-554-6994
  Communications Chair
TBD
 

Conference Chair
Mandy Beckham
Prospect Research Coordinator
714-509-8684

  CARA Administrator
Michele Hyson
949-715-4192
 
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