As Senior Donor Engagement Officer, Treat works with the Foundation’s donors to help them realize their philanthropic goals and support critical needs in the Triangle.
Treat came to the Foundation after more than twenty years of fundraising at various institutions, including Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc., the Emily Krzyzewski Center (Durham, NC), International Youth Foundation (Baltimore, MD), Duke University, Durham Arts Council, and Smith College (Northampton, MA). She left her job in hotel sales and marketing in New York to move to Durham in 1995 and immediately fell in love with the Triangle.
In Durham, Treat has been a member of the board of Mallarmé Chamber Players, the City of Durham’s Cultural Advisory Board, Durham Crisis Response Center, the Smith College Club of the Triangle, and the Samuel DuBois Cook Society at Duke University. She has provided pro bono fundraising guidance for clients of Executive Service Corps, the Pauli Murray Project, Preservation Durham, LEAP (Latino Educational Achievement Partnership), Maureen Joy Charter School, the LGBTQ Center of Durham, and Book Harvest, among other organizations. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Durham and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP/Triangle Chapter). Treat is active in her church, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Durham.
Treat graduated from Smith College with a degree in French Language and Literature and received her Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University’s program in continuing education. She participated in Leadership Durham in 2003. In her spare time Treat enjoys watching movies, attending dance and musical performances, going to art galleries and local festivals, walking in the woods, interacting with her seven godchildren, learning to garden and cook with her wife, Regina, and speaking French whenever she gets the chance.
Ways Treat gives back:
- Volunteering at her church and other local non-profits
- Mentoring budding fundraisers
- Advising local non-profits on best practices of fundraising