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Adrienne Hall Testimonials

“I worked with Adrienne on a number of projects, most notably the very successful launch of the Choir’s living legacy programme, The 1876 Society, of which I am President.  I find her very professional, an agreeable personality, and a competent administrator. Her fundraising strategies are imaginative and creative, and well-tailored to today’s economic climate.” Sam Gordon Clark, Vice President, The Bach Choir

“Adrienne is an advancement professional with a passion for Integrated Fundraising.  She has the ability to measure organisational effectiveness against the advancement experience of the organisation’s members.  She is not afraid to push the advancement agenda, and consistently redefine the understanding of advancement by her colleagues, subordinates, peers, and superiors.” Frederick Meintjies, Global HR Director, Greenpeace.

‘The School extends immense gratitude to you for the pivotal role you played in the organisation of the Alumni Centenary Events week.  It went like clockwork which is proof indeed of a great deal of planning, organisation, and persistence.  Alumni continue to express their warm appreciation to us.”  Dr John M. Ashworth, Director of the London School of Economics

“Adrienne achieved so much for the College and St Hilda’s shall miss her terribly.”  The Rt. Hon. Gillian Shephard, MP, Alumna, St Hilda’s College, Oxford ♦ “I have been very impressed by the clarity, vigour, and expertise that Adrienne Hall has brought to Development.” Jaqueline Smethurst, Chair of the American Friends of St Hilda’s College, Oxford ♦ “Adrienne has done an enormous amount for the College.  She will be an extremely hard act to follow.” Janet Gaynor, First Chair of the St Hilda’s College Law Network  ♦ “We are grateful for the magnificent representational job Adrienne did for the College” Elizabeth Llewellyn Smith, Principal, St Hilda’s College

“I can honestly say I am quite blown away by the things you are doing at Strathclyde and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that you are developing a whole new field of alumni relations/development through your enterprise activities.  We appreciated your openness and willingness to share your ideas and expertise at the conference.  I think the appreciation of the audience was self-evident”.  Feedback from Participant at CASE

“We thank you for a very interesting, friendly, and co-operative relationship you have built with us.  It has been a pleasure working with you, and the energy and new ideas you have brought in Strathclyde 100.”  Halfdan Olafsson, Strathclyde Norwegian Alumni Board Member, Founding Member, Strathclyde 100 ♦ “Adrienne developed a very special contact to the Norwegian Alumni Organisation and the Norwegian group was very interested in the Strathclyde 100 programme which Adrienne developed.  We enjoyed very good teamwork and are very sad Adrienne will no longer work with us”.  Bjorn Walter Jensen, Strathclyde Norwegian Alumni Board Member, Founding Member, Strathclyde 100

“You have given me the energy and confidence to go out and promote my work – thank you.” Marie Hay, The Art Works, Ideas Scotland

“You bring a wealth of ideas and creativity.” Penny Walkinshaw, Chair, Court of Benefactors, East Anglian Air Ambulance

“I have been associated with The Dartington Hall Trust for many years as an active participant and donor.  As an Independent Consultant, Adrienne immediately brought comprehensive assessment and understanding of, and to, its work.  I perceived both value and authentic engagement in Adrienne’s commitment, and furthered my investment as a result.” Mirhane McLaren-Howard, major donor, Dartington Hall


‘We would not have been so successful without Catherine’s skill in planning and executing a plan for our capital campaign. She was highly organized, had a good sense of potential donors and how to persuade them to donate. She wrote all the campaign materials, including the basic statement of the campaign, our goals statements and our literature, envelopes and pledge cards. She developed the computer system to track campaign contributions, and logged and analyzed the data herself.

‘Catherine proved herself once again as a greatly skilled and highly competent individual. She has demonstrated that she can successfully focus on and manage a single campaign or act as a consultant for a number of campaigns. She is clearly among the best in her field.’

John D. Isaacs

then-President, Council for a Livable World, Washington, DC

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