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Aashika Patel

Vice President
Passion for Philanthropy: Aashika Patel has a wholehearted belief that the third sector, the non-profit sector, is  the perfect place for talented, driven individuals who are “the change they wish to see in the world.” It gives her great satisfaction to deliver fundraising strategy and results to visionary leaders of world-class
organizations as they implement creative programs and ideas to serve society.
Experience: Aashika brings her clients over nine years of fundraising experience with a broad range of  organizations. Working across various sectors, Aashika has advised clients serving civil liberties, religious, higher education, healthcare, performing and visual arts, humanitarian aid, and children’s advocacy causes.

In her professional experience, Aashika has built major gifts programs and consulted clients on campaigns as well as development operations with a goal to maximize fundraising efficiency. Aashika approaches her projects with innovation, enthusiasm, and strategic planning that can be sustained well into the future.

 Having worked with clients in the U.S. and around the world, she has cultivated her expertise in the areas of campaign planning and development; donor management and reporting; major gift solicitation and stewardship; building planned giving programs at cash-dependent organizations; development officer training
and goal-setting; and creating fundraising metrics unique to individual organizations.

Currently, Aashika is assisting the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles on a $27 million capital campaign, the Zimmer Children’s Museum on a $15 million capital and endowment campaign, and the YMCA of the Foothills on a $6 million capital campaign. Aashika also continues to advise the Philharmonic Society of Orange County on its $10 million endowment campaign that will be completed on schedule by
December 2017.

Education: Aashika is a graduate of New York University with a Master of Science in Fundraising and Grantmaking. Aashika earned her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and South Asian Studies from Syracuse University.

Personal: A Florida native, Aashika learned to scuba dive at a young age and enjoys exploring the Pacific coastline. When not outdoors or in the ocean, Aashika cultivates her passion for philosophy by reading biographies and non-fiction titles covering ethics and existentialism.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 29

11:00am PDT