“I felt called by God to be a voice for the voiceless.”
Denny worked as a fundraiser with e3 Partners for three years, where she came to know and love the mission and ministry of Seed Effect. Prior to that, she worked in Development at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for 13 years. After traveling to Africa in 2007 to work with AIDS orphans, she chose to leave the university setting to raise funds on behalf of the underserved and unreached people around the world.
She takes a unique philosophy on fundraising, which centers on relationship building to encourage givers to identify areas of God’s kingdom work for which they are passionate, and helping them direct their giving accordingly. It is her desire to see each person grow in their walk with Christ, knowing that much of that happens as they grow in their journey of generosity.
Denny studied at the University of Oklahoma. She has 3 adult married children, and is the proud grandmother of one girl and five boys! When not sharing about Seed Effect, you might find her babysitting or spending time in the kitchen, cooking for friends and family.
Hear more from Denny on why she works at Seed Effect:
In 2007, during a trip to Africa working with children orphaned by AIDs, I felt called by God to be a voice for the voiceless. After working with a mission organization that focused on sharing the gospel and church planting, I felt that there was a missing piece – meeting physical needs alongside the spiritual.
Seed Effect accomplishes both of these! As we empower women and men with small loans so they can grow businesses and care for their families, their hearts are open to the good news of the Gospel. In addition, we spend time with each client, building relationships, which gives us the opportunity to be a part of their spiritual growth.
I feel that God has called me to serve as a fundraiser because I believe giving is part of our spiritual growth. It is my desire to encourage each believer to take the next step in their walk with Christ, including surrendering their resources to the Lord, and growing in generosity.