Louise joined Global Philanthropic in 2020, with twenty years’ experience in fundraising. She has secured over £20 million for a range of charitable causes, from grants, trusts and foundations, and major gifts. Louise has significant experience working in the charity sector and also in Higher Education fundraising.

Louise has secured six and seven figure gifts for capital appeals, arts projects, scholarships, medical research, scientific research and conservation work.

Alongside her role at Global Philanthropic, Louise also works as Funding Development Manager at the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. She believes strongly in the value of music education and is excited to have the opportunity to fundraise for such a wonderful cause. Prior to this, she was a Senior Philanthropy Manager at the University of Sheffield, where she built relationships with some of the largest foundations in the UK. During this time Louise secured significant donations for scholarships, Parkinson’s disease research, plant science and a microscopy facility. Louise is also experienced in philanthropic writing and case for support development.

Louise is based in Sheffield and has a B Mus (Hons) in Music from the University of Huddersfield and an MSc in Development Management from the Open University.

Specialist skills

  • Trusts and Foundations
  • Capital appeals
  • Major gifts
  • Philanthropic writing
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