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Amanda Lilly

Staff Spotlight: Amanda Lilly

Title: Director of Major Gifts

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Carrollton, Texas

About me: I joined USA Fencing in October 2022 and it's been such a joy serving the USA Fencing community this first season. As the Director of Major Gifts, I focus on continuing to build the U.S. Fencing Foundation's strategic fundraising processes and fostering donor relationships.

I have been in the non-profit world since I was a kid, being dragged to many different events with my mom and godmother. Luckily enough those long days as a kid turned into a passion. Before moving to Colorado to start in the Olympic and Paralympic movement I got my Master's degree in Management of Nonprofit Organizations, and I have served in many roles across the industry at varying sizes of nonprofits. Since being in Colorado, some stops along the way to USA Fencing have been USA Triathlon and the USOPC.

In my free time, I enjoy going on adventures with my husband and our two dogs. Most of our adventures include hiking, traveling, water sports, eating good food, and learning new hobbies (our most recent was pottery and now it's on to scuba diving!).

Favorite quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead