Kay Tabscott began her career in development research in 1995 and has worked as an independent development research consultant and trainer since 2002. Recognized locally and nationally as a leader in the field, Kay provides a wide variety of nonprofit organizations with comprehensive prospect research profiles of corporations, foundations, and individual major donors that include estimated net worth and gift capacity ratings. Her excellent analytical and interpersonal communication skills combined with her sensitivity and discretion in dealing with confidential donor information make her the ideal development partner for your organization's fundraising success. Kay has served in prospect research and frontline fundraising positions at Washington University in St. Louis, Central Institute for the Deaf and Kingdom House. She created and taught “Introduction to Prospect Research” in Washington University’s Master’s Program in Nonprofit Management. Kay is a member of the boards of directors of APRA MO-KAN and the Grant Professionals Association (GPA). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and is a Certified Paralegal.
Terri Leyton (Senior Consultant) has served as a frontline fundraiser and development professional for 20+ years. With extensive experience in front of donors and behind the scenes, she enjoys utilizing a data-driven approach to identify, screen, qualify, solicit and steward donors in the most effective way possible. Terri served as vice president of development for the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis and held development research and director positions during a 14-year career at Washington University in St. Louis. Her consultancy includes providing services to colleges and universities; public, independent and charter schools; religious and cultural institutions; parks, botanical gardens and zoos; and organizations focused on health, the arts, fashion, disaster relief, seniors, foster care and youth mentoring, housing and community development, women's issues and criminal justice reform. With a specialty in new prospect identification, donor research, wealth screening, and assessment of philanthropic inclination, affinity and capacity, Terri holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Washington University.