Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation (CHMF) welcomes Mary Murtala as their new Chief Development Officer. Mary is thrilled to serve as a strategic leader and bring her strong fundraising background to help Crazy Horse Memorial shape its philanthropic future by strengthening the organization’s capacity to fulfill their mission: To protect and preserve the culture, tradition, and living heritage of North American Indians.
Previously, Mary served as Senior Managing Director of Development at the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) in Washington DC. As Senior Managing Director of Development, she provided strategic guidance, including leading her department’s annual budgeting and revenue forecasting, and managing NPCA’s $300MM comprehensive fundraising campaign. She worked directly with NPCA’s Philanthropy Committee and various donors; and provided mentorship and counsel to a team of six and department of thirty-two professionals to reach and exceed their annual revenue target of $21MM+.
Mary will play a critical role in shaping the future of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation as a member of the Executive Management team, and report to their CEO, Whitney Rencountre II. As Chief Development Officer, Mary will lead the Development team, travel nationally in her role, and be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals, corporations, and foundations. Mary will be a leader in the truest sense: a visionary, a builder, an innovator, and focused on results to enhance and optimize CHMF’s operations and fundraising efforts.
About Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
The Mission of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation (CHMF) is to protect and preserve the culture, tradition, and living heritage of the North American Indians. The organization achieves this through the world’s largest sculptural undertaking of Lakota leader Crazy Horse, providing educational and cultural programming through the Indian Museum of North America and The Native American Educational and Cultural Center, and the operations of The Indian University of North America.
For more information, please visit https://crazyhorsememorial.org/