Job Title : Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Festival Committee Member, Board Member of Cupertino Library Foundation, Former Cupertino Rotary President
Bev Lenihan is a consultant to non-profits, planning and managing strategic programs designed to accelerate and sustain their success and service. To date, she has assisted her non-profit clients in raising over $85 million dollars to help others. Prior to 2002, she had 30 years in high-technology management, business development, marketing and communications.
Bev is on the Board of the Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation (CREF); served 7 years on the Cupertino Library Foundation; and was 2013 president of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Silicon Valley Chapter and 2010-11 President of Cupertino Rotary. She is also on the Advisory Boards of Parents Helping Parents and Faith in Action SV Rotating Shelter.
Bev was named by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as the 2015 “Outstanding Professional Fundraiser”. In 2013 Bev was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, and one of 6 “Women of the Year” by Paul Fong, CA State Assembly Member for the 28th District. In 2012 she was awarded the City of Cupertino CREST Award for “extra steps taken”; “distinguished volunteer fundraiser” by AFP; and granted the Vocational Services Award by the Rotary Club of Cupertino.
Bev is a writer, noted coach and mentor, trainer and speaker. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).