Guadalupe Center has promoted Kelly Krupp, CFRE, to the position of vice president of philanthropy, a role that includes oversight of donor relations, fundraising and marketing.
Krupp helped lead “Guadalupe Center: 2020 & Beyond,” a successful capital and operating campaign that raised two-thirds of the nonprofit’s $24 million fundraising goal before the campaign even went public.
“Kelly connects people to our vision and mission, helping them fulfill their philanthropic goals,” said Guadalupe Center President Dawn Montecalvo. “She engages their hearts and invites them to join us in breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. Her tremendous work and dedication to ‘2020 & Beyond’ allowed us to open the Monaghan Family Early Childhood Education Campus completely free of debt, and we anticipate doing the same for the van Otterloo Family Campus for Learning that is currently under construction.”
Krupp joined Guadalupe Center in 2014 as its grants manager before being promoted to director of major gifts, managing and cultivating relationships with current and future donors to help accomplish Guadalupe Center’s philanthropic goals. She was elevated to director of philanthropy in 2019 and senior director of philanthropy in 2020 before being promoted to vice president of philanthropy earlier this year.
In her new role, Krupp oversees a team that includes a director of annual giving, director of marketing and communications, resale shop manager, philanthropy coordinator, community outreach/engagement coordinator, database coordinator, special events coordinator and philanthropy officer.
Nearly 80% of Guadalupe Center’s annual revenue comes through private philanthropic support. The organization’s most recent annual operating budget was $7.9 million, which includes donations, grants and sales at Guadalupe Resale Shop.
Fundraising helps Guadalupe Center operate its nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program. Guadalupe Center serves more than 1,400 students annually.
Prior to joining Guadalupe Center, Krupp worked in donor relations for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and served in management roles for retail stores and a human resources company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Flagler College and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive through CFRE International, a designation that means Krupp has met a series of standards that include tenure in the profession, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement.
About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 95% meet or exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100% of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 94% graduate with a post-secondary degree.