DES MOINES, IOWA (August 15, 2012) – Hoyt Sherman Place is pleased to welcome Mary Gesiriech as the new Director of Development and Donor Relations. Gesiriech started in this position on July 1, 2012, and will focus on fundraising and grant writing for the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation.
Gesiriech is no stranger to Hoyt Sherman Place. She served as a development consultant from 2002-2004 helping to secure the necessary funding for the building renovation capital campaign. During that time period, and also in 2007-2008, she assisted the organization with writing numerous individual, corporate, foundation, and public funding grants for the capital campaign and operations.
Outside of Hoyt Sherman Place, Gesiriech has a wealth of experience. Gesiriech was a founding Principal with The Resource Group, a team of development professionals providing technical assistance to nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining The Resource Group, she was a Senior Program Director for State Public Policy Group, serving as company lead for health clients and as the managing director of the Iowa/Nebraska Primary Care Association and INConcertCare, Inc. She was also employed as the Contributions Coordinator for The Principal Financial Group and was responsible for strategic changes in the structure of their giving program. Prior to her position at Principal Financial, Gesiriech served as the director of YWCA/The Des Moines Register Learning Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit learning center for low-income adults.