Lorraine 2Del Prado Philanthropy Training and Consulting benefits from Lorraine del Prado’s seasoned experience and successful leadership in fund development, legacy planning, transformational philanthropy and professional advisor collaborations. Her practice offers a unique blend of services tailored to the specific needs of clients, including nonprofit organizations, charitable individuals and wealth advisory firms. Services are customized to every client, but they share a common goal: to amplify the philanthropic practices of individuals, families, organizations and wealth advisory firms and make them more inspired, joyful, effective and impactful.

About Lorraine del Prado, CSPG, CFRE, FCEP

For more than 25 years, Lorraine has led or guided fund development programs that have expanded the philanthropic base of organizations and raised hundreds of millions of dollars in outright and legacy gifts. Prior to founding her consulting company, she served as Vice President for Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation and led their principal gift and legacy planning programs. The legacy planning program she built at Seattle Children’s was considered among the strongest and most dynamic planned giving programs in Washington state and among children’s hospitals in north America.  It featured 1500+ legacy society members, 300+ professional advisor volunteers, more than $200 million in realized gifts and more than $400 million in expectancies.  Prior to her role at Seattle Children’s, she served as the President of Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation at Oakland, a fundraiser at the University of California, Berkeley and Sr. Account Executive at New Boston Group, a fundraising consulting and direct marketing company.

Lorraine is very passionate about the role of philanthropy in engaging individuals, families and organizations in the never-ending quest of improving the world. She loves interacting with charitable individuals and guiding and facilitating their philanthropic journey in concert with their professional advisors. She enjoys mentoring non-profit professionals, volunteers and organizations on how to build their capacity to generate and inspire greater giving from their constituents. She also encourages and helps wealth advisors to incorporate more values-based and charitable planning in their practice, enable their clients to advance their philanthropic goals and share their expertise with non-profit organizations.

Lorraine earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines and a master’s degree in English Literature from Boston University. She also holds the designations of Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG) from the American Institute of Philanthropic Studies and Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and is a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP).

In terms of volunteer leadership, Lorraine is President of Leave 10, Board Member of the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network and Associate Dean for Planned Giving at the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s Madison Institute.  She is also a member of the Purposeful Planning Institute, Washington Women’s Foundation, the Washington Planned Giving Council and the Estate Planning Councils of Seattle and East King County.  In 2017 she was honored by the Washington Planned Giving Council with the Frank Minton Professional Achievement Award.


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