January 25, 2023 – The National MPS Society welcomes Wendy Spaulding as our new Director of Development of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. Wendy has over 20 years of executive and comprehensive fundraising experience. Along with her B.S and MBA in Management, she received her Non-Profit Management Certification from Duke University and is scheduled to complete the Accelerated Management Program from Yale University School of Management in 2024. Wendy has three children, Christopher, Jordan, and Kayla and has 4 grandchildren. She shares:
‘Giving back and helping others is my life’s work and it is my passion.’ People say that all the time, but due to my own upbringing and the mere fact that I’ve been afforded and blessed with so many opportunities, I always said if I ever found myself in a position to give back, I would. It is so serendipitous because while I’m asking donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals, my fundraising efforts allow me to fulfill mine. Many thanks to NC State University for giving the fundamentals of fundraising in Planned Giving through Major Gifts in addition to being a part of their first $1 Billion Achieve Capital Campaign. I carried this development structure of excellence NC State gave me throughout my career. Furthermore, many thanks to North Carolina Central University where I served in the Biomedical-Biotechnology Research Institute, as this exposure has prepared me for my current role with the National MPS Society.
Being here, in this space and at this time is phenomenal, especially as the pharmaceutical industry and industry partners (geneticists, researchers, etc.) are continuously producing extraordinary and exceptional breakthroughs. With that said, this opportunity to serve as the Society’s first director in this role was a ‘no brainer.’ This is where I belong, in this arena, forging and creating additional successes for the Society while assisting as many as we can. What a gift! Lastly, but most importantly, I will always uphold the mission of the National MPS Society as we continue our existence to cure, support, and advocate for MPS and ML.
We are honored to welcome Wendy Spaulding into this role at the Society, bringing us to a new milestone for development and advancement for the organization. For more information, please visit mpssociety.org.
Terri L. Klein, MPA
President and CEO