Tammy L. Davis, Development Research and Stewardship, Capital University
What was your first job?
I was a volunteer at a hospital and then became a hostess/front end register operator at Sister’s Chicken & Biscuits (if any of you remember that restaurant J). Following graduation from college, I accepted a position to manage a Pathology billing office and was there for about ten years.
How did you get into fundraising and/or prospect research?
I began my career as an administrative assistant for Annual Giving after moving to Columbus. This position transitioned into splitting my role and assisting our director for Corporate and Foundation Relations. My love and connections with our alumni and the business world moved me into my current role as assistant director for Development Research and Prospect Management.
Where’s the next place on your bucket list?
Within the U.S., I would love to travel up the east coast to Maine, or explore the west coast Washington State or Alaska. I visited California and Hawaii a few years ago (pre-pandemic) and wouldn’t mind revisiting again. Anywhere overseas would be exciting…..Iceland, Italy, Greece, Scotland, France, etc.
What skill would you like to master?
I have always wanted to learn to fly a plane or become a pilot.
Is pineapple an acceptable pizza topping?
Absolutely, YES!! I have a Hawaiian pizza quite frequently. J