Diane LaVigna, CFRE, Associate Vice President

Diane LaVigna, CFRE, Associate Vice President


Diane LaVigna is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with twenty-seven years of experience in non-profit management, fundraising, marketing and communications. She is adept at creatively addressing a variety of challenges and effectively bringing nonprofit organizations to a higher level of performance and recognition.

Most recently, as Vice President of Development with the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, Diane was responsible for working with more than 170 national chapters to coordinate all annual fund programs and enhance chapter and donor relations. This included creating a rebranded annual appeal, BE the CAUSE Campaign (afpfoundation.org/bethecause) which increased revenue from $435,000 to $487,000 (a 12% increase) in two years. She also managed the development of a new, major gifts initiative.

Prior to the AFP Foundation, Diane was a National Accounts Manager for Cathedral Corporation working with a variety of nonprofit clients from arts and culture, association foundations, religious organizations and higher education. For seven years, Diane served as Executive Director of the New York Credit Union Foundation responsible for fundraising, grant administration and project management.  Her eight-year tenure at the Albany Inst. of History and Art, encompassed all aspects of fundraising, including a $14.2 M capital campaign.

Diane is currently a board member of the Association Foundation Group. She has served on the executive committee of the national network of state credit union foundations; on the boards of the AFP Hudson-Mohawk Chapter, and Albany Center Galleries; and was a founding member of the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region. She also received a 40 Under Forty award from The Business Journal (Albany, NY).

Diane earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1989, from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She resides in Northern Virginia with her family.

Diane LaVigna, Associate Vice President, The Sheridan Group, 8161 Grady Court, Apt. 3204, Lorton, Virginia 22079 518-360-4736 dianelvw@gmail.com