"Sage, coach, friend"

"The wisdom of a sage.  The encouragement of a coach.  The kindness of a friend.  Joan, more than anyone I've ever met, understands that excellent fundraising does not just flow from your mechanics, but from your soul ... and that at its deepest levels, philanthropy is really the mystic interplay of generosity and gratitude. By cosmic grace or profound luck, I had the incredible privilege of working for Joan right out of college.  She saw so much in me that I just couldn't see at the time.  Joan encouraged my creativity, honed my fundraising instincts and grounded me in the mechanics of this noble profession.   Don't let an opportunity to work with Joan pass you by.  I guarantee that your future self will thank you!"

- Adam Breininger, Sr Director of Development, Friends of Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis