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Hall of Leaders

The DMAW’s Hall of Leaders is our association’s highest honor. The origins of this award go back almost 60 years and have included such industry greats such as Hal Malchow (2013), Richard Viguerie (1972), and Austin Kiplinger (1987). Previously known as the Professional Man of the Year, Professional of the Year and the Award for Distinguished Achievement, the award was renamed in 2014 to acknowledge the breadth and depth of luminaries that have been honored.

2021 HALL OF LEADERS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Is there a professional you have worked with who has been impactful in your life and in the industry, so much so that the individual needs to be recognized for their amazing contributions?

Here’s your chance… Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Hall of Leaders Award recipient. Any member of DMAW can nominate a candidate for this award. No caucuses, no primary. For more information on criteria and to nominate a candidate just download the nomination form. Completing the form is easy! The Hall of Leaders Steering Committee will do the work of acquiring the information and interviewing the person for details. You just need to let us know that this person deserves to be recognized!

The Honoree will be announced in September and current plans are to present the award at our annual awards event, The Best of Direct, the first week of December 2021 – exact date to be announced.

All Hall of Leaders nominations must be received by Friday, May 14, 2021.

Tiffany Neill

2019 HALL OF LEADERS AWARD RECIPIENT:

Tiffany Neill
CFRE, Partner/Owner
Lautman Maska Neill & Company

Tiffany Neill, CFRE, is co-owner and partner of Lautman Maska Neill & Company, an award-winning full-service direct response fundraising firm specializing in nonprofits.

The company she has built with co-owner Lisa Maska reflects their commitment to innovation and excellence in direct response fundraising, their belief in the power of non-profit organizations to improve the world we live in and their personal goals of leaving the world a better place.

Tiffany draws on over twenty years of fundraising experience going back to early days opening membership responses at B’nai B’rith. Over the years, she has consulted with large and small non-profit organizations and helped successfully launch the direct response fundraising efforts at many. Her personal expertise was recognized by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington who named her Industry All Star in 2015.

Tiffany collaborates with the organizations served by the firm to share what she has learned to propel fundraising forward. She is a frequent speaker at industry meetings and seminars, and has often addressed audiences at the AFP’s International Fundraising Conference, at the Bridge Conference sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the DMAW as well as at the DMA’s Nonprofit Conference in New York and Washington D.C.

She has served numerous non-profits as a Board member, and currently serves on the Board of the DC Chapter of the AFP as well as on the Board of Directors of the Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADRFCo). In 2016 she was Co-Chair of the Bridge to Integrated Marketing Conference. Tiffany holds memberships in the DMA, the DMAW and AFP.

A graduate of Stanford University, she earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University

Previous DMAW Hall of Leaders Award Recipients

2018
Kate Carr

2017
Allison Porter

2016
Greg Adams

2015
Rick Powell

2014
Rob Rudderow Jr.

2014
Geoffrey Peters

2013
Hal Malchow

2012
Greg Albright

2011
George McDonnell

2010
Syma Mendelsohn

2009
Rick Whelan

2008
Jinny Fleischman

2007
Denny Byrne

2006
George Lizama

2005
Jonah Gitlitz

2004
Karen Depew

2003
Jean Gianfagna

2002
Liz Murphy

2001
Charles Cadigan

2000
Patricia Silver

1999
Linda L. Fisher

1998
Michael O'Hara*

1997
Sherry Marshall

1996
Shephen H. Winchell

1995
James V. Bullard

1994
James Prendergast

1993
William T. Armistead

1992
Catherine R. Lincoln

1991
Lu Corbett Daly

1990
C. David Wallace

1989
Jordan M. Lowenstein*

1988
Kathryn A. Smiley

1987
Austin Kiplinger

1986
Roger Craver

1985
M. Virginia Daly

1984
Kate Petranech

1983
James G. Aldige III

1982
Thomas M. Beers*

1981
Ed* and Clyde Sisk

1980
John Murchake*

1979: John Carlin*

1978: Gwen Fitzpatrick

1977: Paddy Skinder

1976: Bob Ames*

1975: Robert Warfel

1974: Eileen Charney*

1973: Orville Shirey*

1972: Richard Viguerie

1971: Dorothy Kerr

1970: Roland Kuniholm

1969: John Jay Daly*

1968: Jim Dimond

1967: Stan Mayes*

1966: Edwin Riley*

1965: Ralph Ives*

1964: Ferd Nauheim*

1963: Guy Yolton*

1962: Anthony Gould*

1961: Jack Fauntleroy

1960: Troy Rodlum*

1959: Boyce Morgan*

1958: Rodney Daffer*