Director of Individual Giving
Eileen Egan serves as the Director of Individual Giving, with responsibility for developing partnerships with allies across the country who are committed to furthering First Nations’ mission. She brings over 20 years of experience in building sustainable nonprofit organizations through the diversification of revenue streams, capacity building and strategic planning. Eileen is also experienced in program design, facilitation, and organizational development. She has insights into a wide array of organizations at the national, regional and local levels spanning higher education, hospital foundations, grantmakers and rural nonprofits. Eileen previously served a Senior Program Officer at First Nations.
Eileen previously served as a director at the American Indian College Fund to support tribal colleges and universities across the country with her expertise in major gifts, planned giving, corporate relations and foundation relations. She also worked for many years in recruitment, student affairs and advocacy at the Harvard University Native American Program along with establishing her own consulting business. She completed training on the strategy performance management tool Balanced Scorecard, earned a certificate in strategic management from DePaul University and is trained in the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA’s ToP Facilitation methods. A member of the Hopi Tribe, Eileen earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Emerson College and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University. She enjoys presenting and training on topics such as creating strong vision and mission statements, diversifying fundraising revenue streams, building individual giving programs from the ground up, and strategic planning.