Did you miss our educational luncheon webinar "Fundraising in Uncertain Times"? View the full webinar using the link below:


These are unprecedented and uncertain times! As fundraisers and nonprofit leaders, many of us have had to cancel events, shift programming, and change how we communicate with our donors in the wake of COVID-19. 

Join AFP Greater Austin, along with a panel of local experts, for a conversation facilitated by chapter sponsors and industry thought leaders at Virtuous CRM on "Fundraising in Uncertain Times." 

We want to hear from YOU - our members - about the challenges you're facing as you adapt, pivot, and move forward. Your experiences will help guide our conversation, so please submit your questions below! 

Panelists confirmed to date include Gregory Perrin, Associate Vice President for Development at St. Edward’s UniversityNicole Sarkar, CFRE, Executive Director at Drive a Senior Central Texas, and Christi Cuellar Lotz, Director of Development for Ballet Austin. Dialogue will be facilitated by Noah Barnett, the Director of Partnerships & Community at Virtuous, who will be joined by Virtuous Co-Founder and CEO, Gabe Cooper.


Gregory Perrin

Gregory Perrin is the Associate Vice President for Development at St. Edward’s University. He is a dynamic leader with 29 years of experience in nonprofits, higher education and community engagement. A successful fundraiser and consultant who has consistently increased revenues, improved and expanded relationships with key stakeholders and community partners, enhanced program effectiveness and value, and developed innovative initiatives and events that are mission driven and win enthusiastic support.

He serves on the Mid-America Arts Alliance, University of Texas Elementary School, and Communities In Schools of Central Texas boards; and the advisory council for the Armstrong Community Music School. In addition to his fundraising career, Gregory has been involved in theater for more than 30 years and has directed, produced, and/or performed in more than twenty plays and commercials. He studied with Edward Albee, a three time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, who selected one of Gregory’s plays for the Edward Albee Playwrights’ Workshop. Gregory is an accomplished playwright with five commissions to his credit.

He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in theatre from the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston.  He is married to Lamonica Perrin and they have an adult son, Oliver.



Christi Cuellar Lotz

As Director of Development for Ballet Austin since 2008, Christi is responsible for overseeing all contributed revenue for the organization. Prior to Ballet Austin, Christi was the Development Director at St. Gabriel's Catholic School, and managed the completion of a $5 million capital campaign. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Music, all from the University of Texas at Austin. After her first undergraduate degree, Christi worked as a Process Engineer for Procter & Gamble, and following her graduate degree, was a Senior Consultant for Deloitte. Upon completion of her final degree in music, Christi worked for Texas Performing Arts in Development. In 2013, Christi obtained the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Austin’s Essentials Class, is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, having chaired the 2013 Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Texas Longhorn Alumni Band. Christi is married to husband, David, and has an amazing 9-year-old daughter, Juliana.


Nicole Sarkar, CFRE

As Executive Director of the newly formed Drive a Senior Central Texas ( a combination of three smaller nonprofits), Nicole leads the organization and fundraising to support older adults  in Central Texas who no longer drive.  Nicole has over 20 years of experience in fundraising as VP for Development at Meals on Wheels Central Texas, AGE of Central Texas, Bat Conservation International and Girl Scouts and other nonprofits.   Nicole is a proud 15 year member the Greater Austin Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and  has volunteered with AFP Greater Austin as Past Co-Chair of Philanthropy Day and on the Board of Directors.  Nicole received her Bachelor  of Science in Business Management from West Chester University in PA and is a graduate of Leadership Austin Emerge. 

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