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Allison Porter Named Industry All Star

staff placeholderAvalon is thrilled to announce that our co-founder and president, Allison Porter, was honored with the DMAW-DMAW EF Industry All Star Award by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington at its Best of Direct Gala on December 2.

Allison has helped to build and lead an agency that consistently raises the bar for direct marketing fundraising – pioneering integrated direct marketing 20 years ago, leveraging digital opportunities today, and building a powerhouse analytics department to inform those strategies at every turn.

She is that rare marketer who is both tactical dynamo and focused strategist, able to uniquely marry an organization’s near- and long-term objectives. For this reason, she is a perennial favorite of not only the Avalon staff, but also nonprofit executives, boards and development teams alike.

“Nonprofit fundraising and direct marketing are my vocation,” Allison noted. “A career path that I chose 20 years ago, as a result of mentoring by successful women in the field. I am proud of the company my colleagues and I have built, and continue to build together – a progressive agency that connects great causes with great people.”

We at Avalon are so proud of Allison’s achievements, and the work that we do together every day with our clients to make the world a better place.

See below for photos of the event.

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