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Corporate Citizenship

Blackbaud is a community of people who care, who seek to help nonprofits drive positive change in the world. Through our corporate citizenship, we strive to make a difference both through what we do as a company and how we serve as individual people, personally and professionally.

Meet a Volunteer at Blackbaud

  • Lacey Kruger

    Member, Junior League of Fort Worth
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    Lacey Kruger

    Lacey is an active member of the Junior League of Fort Worth and currently serves on the “Christmas in Cowtown” committee. Held each October, “Christmas in Cowtown” is the league’s annual holiday gift market and fundraiser which enables them to grant more than $200,000 to deserving organizations in their community. Through her league service, Lacey has seen firsthand that there is power in numbers. An organized body of volunteers, like those from the Junior League of Fort Worth, allows them to make a greater impact in terms of the number of organizations they can help and the amount of time and money they are able to contribute. She is proud to be part of a group that is truly making a difference in her community.

  • Debbie Smith

    Volunteer, Camp Happy Days
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    Debbie Smith

    Debbie volunteers at Camp Happy Days, an organization very near and dear to her heart. At Camp Happy Days, the campers are treated like other ‘normal’ kids. They have fun, laugh and forget about being ‘different’ from other children. The kids feel at home and welcome at camp. As an adult cancer survivor, she can only imagine what having cancer as a child is like. She gives back to these campers because they were her inspiration as she coped with her own cancer and treatments. Debbie volunteers in the “Painter’s Pit” creating banners used for various camp events. It is exhausting, but also very rewarding. She feels very fortunate to be able to participate at their week-long camp and looks forward to it every year.

  • Cynthia Nolen

    Volunteer, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry
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    Cynthia Nolen

    Cynthia Nolen is a volunteer at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. She works every Saturday and serves as an exhibit educator, assisting children (and adults) on how a particular exhibit works and making sure it’s functioning properly. In the creative arts rooms, Cynthia helps the museum staff with the theme of the week so the children have items to decorate or use to create something from their imagination. She volunteers regularly because she understands that nonprofit organizations depend on volunteers to carry out their day to day activities. Cynthia finds volunteering at the Children’s Museum of Lowcountry very rewarding and she enjoys working with the kids and seeing them learn and use their imaginations.

  • Jennifer Paquette

    Volunteer, Kindred Hearts Volunteer Transport Connection
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    Jennifer Paquette

    Jennifer Paquette volunteers for Kindred Hearts Volunteer Transport Connection where she serves as a volunteer driver and overnight bed & breakfast for animals, rescued from overcrowded or high-kill shelters, on their way to their new homes. Jennifer works towards helping as many innocent, helpless animals as she possibly can – one at a time. Always keeping in mind the mantra — "Saving just one dog won't change the world, but surely it will change the world for that one dog." For her, there is no better feeling in the world than looking into the trusting eyes of a homeless pet that is grateful that you’re helping to save their life and get them to their "fur-ever" home!

  • Kalai Taihook

    Volunteer, Milwaukee Area Nonprofits
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    Kalai Taihook

    Kalai Taihook is an active volunteer for organizations in the Milwaukee area. She often finds herself working with nonprofit organizations focusing on social services or the arts. Kalai is currently serving on the board of directors for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and assists at special events for other organizations in her community, like the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Kalai volunteers because it is a part of who she is and how she was raised. She believes that community is an important component of our society and if we don’t help each other out then who will? Kalai enjoys assisting an organization that’s providing a positive impact to Milwaukee.

  • Esther Pomeleo-Fowler

    Board Member, Workforce Solutions Capital Area
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    Esther Pomeleo-Fowler

    Esther Pomeleo-Fowler believes in connecting with her community and those who spend their lives giving back to others. Over the last year, Esther has been involved with Red Arena and Austin Waldorf School. At Red Arena, she and her daughter volunteered together by going to ranch each week after school and preparing the horses for the children’s therapy. Esther also led the class trip fundraising efforts for 8th and 12th grade field trips at the Austin Waldorf School. Recently, she joined the board of Workforce Solutions Capital Area. Over the next three years, she’ll actively participate in the growth and management of the organization’s programs. Esther feels she’s a better person every time she volunteers.

  • Michelle Nguyen

    Founder, D-LuxEvents
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    Michelle Nguyen

    Michelle loves volunteering and giving back to her community. As the founder of D-LuxEvents, she manages volunteers who donate their time to put together various fundraising events ranging from golf tournaments to health and fitness activities for nonprofit organizations around San Diego. They work closely with the Young Survivors Coalition and The Live Well Project. She enjoys engaging people in volunteering and watching them walk away from the day with a sense of appreciation and happiness within themselves.

  • Rebecca Sundquist

    Volunteer, Neighbor2Neighbor
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    Rebecca Sundquist

    Rebecca Sundquist lives in the heart of Kansas City, Mo, and passes by her homeless and near-homeless neighbors every day. She learns her neighbors names when serving dinner at Neighbor2Neighbor, Inc. She’s drawn to serving N2N because it builds a supportive community of respect and accountability among staff, neighbors and volunteers like Rebecca. In addition to meal service, N2N provides case management and access to legal and medical resources. Rebecca is currently helping to track attendees at an informational/fundraising event.

  • Jacquelyn Tolliver

    Volunteer, DC Central Union Mission
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    Jacquelyn Tolliver

    Jacquelyn Tolliver volunteers at the DC Central Union Mission where there are many homeless or jobless men participating in a program to get them back on their feet. She and a couple of her friends go every few weeks to help the men create or update resumes that they can use for job applications. Each guest gets 15 hard copies of their resume at the end of the session and if they have an email address they receive a soft copy too. Jacquelyn’s mom instilled in her the importance of volunteering and giving back to her community. Her favorite example, every Mother’s Day her mom’s gift was that they serve a meal at a local homeless shelter together as a family.

  • Caroline Benton

    Wears two hats: volunteer and mother
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    Caroline Benton

    Caroline Benton wears two hats – Blackbaud employee helping nonprofits resolve technology questions and mother of a child with Cystic Fibrosis. Caroline is a committed advocate for research into the life shortening disease, which her son Joey was diagnosed with when he was six weeks old. Joey does his part, too, serving as a spokesperson for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and MUSC Children’s Hospital.


Blackbaud strives to be a responsible member of the community, doing our part to protect our natural resources. We work, both as a company and through individual effort, to preserve the environment by implementing an array of green business practices and by educating employees. Greenbaud, our employee-led environmental corps, offers environmentally focused initiatives such as oyster bed redevelopment projects, beach sweeps, and a community garden effort called Sprouts.

We are proud to participate in the Charleston Green Business Challenge, looking to the program as a way to both audit and enhance our environmental practices each year. Blackbaud has consistently received top honors since the challenge kicked off in 2010.


Rachel Hutchisson
Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy
800.443.9441 x3070

Sally Ehrenfried
Community Relations Manager
800.443.9441 x2100



Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, corporations, education institutions, healthcare institutions and individual change agents—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. The Blackbaud portfolio is tailored to the unique needs of vertical markets, with solutions for fundraising and CRM, marketing, advocacy, peer-to-peer fundraising, corporate social responsibility, school management, ticketing, grantmaking, financial management, payment processing, and analytics. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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