Young Marines | Photo credit: Lance Cpl. Orrin G. Farmer

Services: Strategic Fundraising

Graham-Pelton was contracted in summer 2018 to be the working development team for Young Marines National Foundation (YMNF), a foundation formed to be the philanthropic body of the Young Marines. Young Marines is an organization of over 260 units in 23 states across the U.S. Each year, programs support over 10,000 youth and 5,000 adult volunteers. Graham-Pelton was tasked with creating a strategic plan to grow philanthropy and then to execute on that plan. In the first year, YMNF saw more than 200% in revenue growth from 2017. Graham-Pelton has undertaken annual fund, stewardship, major gifts, and corporate foundation grant work. In 2018, the firm developed a major national volunteer and engagement effort to significantly grow partnerships and the annual fund. Graham-Pelton also manages all back-end operations including moves management and database efforts.