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Erik Tomalis
Principal
Keystone Philanthropy
Erik Tomalis is a proven fundraising professional and has always been forward thinking, donor and people driven, but most of all results oriented. With over 20 years of professional fundraising experience, Erik has made over 4,000 face-to-face donor solicitations where he has raised millions of dollars for many non-profit organizations, including areas of: healthcare, education, human services, Greek, university athletics and youth-based organizations.

His expansive range of expertise includes: mid-level giving, major giving, capital campaign management, annual fund management, case/program development, direct mail development, strategy development, relationship building, volunteer management, board recruitment & management, gift officer training & development, and non-profit management.

During his experience at Pursuant Ketchum and TrueSense Marketing, Erik counseled many successful capital campaigns ranging from $1M to $100M, managed over 100 face-to-face gift officers, provided coaching and guidance to organizations with revenue ranging from $500k to $50M. At both Pursuant and TrueSense, Erik created, managed, counseled and lead all the mid-level and major giving initiatives and strategies for these agencies.

From his experience at the Boy Scouts of America and Sigma Nu Educational Foundation, Erik has a keen understanding of what it takes to be a successful frontline fundraiser, annual giving director, special events planner, foundations manager or foundation executive; as he served in all of these roles at these organizations and throughout his career.

At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Allegheny Health Network, Erik developed and executed comprehensive fundraising programs including: grateful patient programs, gift planning, strategic partnerships, patient liaisons, marketing and cultivating relationships among physicians, surgeons, medical personnel and corporate leadership.

Through all of this experience, Erik understands fully the ways to be successful in your non-profit organization and career. He is a graduate of Duquesne University and The Fundraising School (IUPUI). He is an Eagle Scout. Erik is very active in the community and he is either active or a past board member for the following organizations: AFP Western PA and Dallas Chapters, American Lung Association, Dallas 2020 Olympic Bid, Boy Scouts of America, American Heart Association, Duquesne Alumni Council and many more.
Erik Tomalis