Director of Development
Lynnette Adams, MFA, MA, is a distinguished development professional with a rich background in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, and academic pursuits. With over 15 years of experience, she has made substantial contributions to the fields of philanthropy, community relations, and organizational development. Her dedication to fostering positive change and her academic achievements have positioned her as a prominent figure in both the nonprofit and educational sectors. Also, an Adjunct Professor within the Nonprofit Leadership program at the University of Denver, Lynnette imparts her extensive knowledge and real-world insights to aspiring nonprofit professionals. Her guidance and mentorship are invaluable resources for students seeking to make a positive impact on society through effective nonprofit management.
Lynnette's influence extends beyond her current roles. Previously, she held the
position of Director of Development for the Community College of Aurora Foundation in Aurora, Colorado, where she demonstrated her commitment to educational advancement and community enrichment. Lynnette holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Public Relations from Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University.
Recognized as a thought leader in her field, Lynnette's contributions have taken her to other platforms. She has served as a board member and presenter at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference, sharing her expertise with fellow professionals and contributing to the growth of fundraising practices on a global scale. In her pursuit of continuous academic excellence, Lynnette is currently a Ph.D. student at Pepperdine University's School of Education and Psychology, specializing in Global Leadership. Her research focuses on the impact of dark leadership and the psychological well-being of individuals within Organizations. Currently serving as the Director of Development for BIMS (Black in Marine Science), Lynnette Adams plays a pivotal role in cultivating meaningful donor relationships and instilling a culture of philanthropy within the organization. Her fundraising and donor relations expertise will be instrumental in driving BIMS' mission forward.