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Meet the AOPA Foundation Staff

Mike Tompos, Vice President, Philanthropy

Mike TomposMike Tompos joined the AOPA Foundation as Vice President of Philanthropy in August 2015 after looking for an opportunity to combine his deep personal interest in aviation with his 30-year career as a fundraising professional.

Prior to coming to AOPA, Mike served as the Director of Advancement at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis where he oversaw and directed major gift, annual fund, and alumni relations strategies as well as the school’s successful $70 million comprehensive campaign. In previous positions he directed planned giving programs, developed prospect management systems and led donor recognition efforts.

Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Carleton College of Northfield, Minnesota. He is a semi-retired skydiver with more than 1,200 jumps and an 800-hour private pilot. Mike owns a 1961 Cessna 150A tail wheel aircraft.

Contact Mike at 301-695-2269, or by email [email protected].

Agnes Macdonald-Hutchins, Director, Prospect Development & Research

Agnes McDonaldAgnes joined the AOPA Foundation in 2009 after working in AOPA’s marketing department for seven years. During her tenure, she has worked on many projects to help the organization achieve its goals. She works closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy to help drive the strategic direction by assisting with creation and execution of daily tasks and budgets, ongoing systems management, research and process improvements.

Prior to AOPA, she worked for a direct marketing firm and managed a printing company, where she was highly involved with other nonprofit organizations.

Agnes holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in management with a nonprofit specialization. She began her private pilot license training and hopes to get back into flying soon.

Contact Agnes at 301-695-2112, or by email [email protected].

Becky Johnston, Annual Giving Manager

Becky JohnsonBecky Johnston is the AOPA Foundation Manager of Annual Giving and the liaison to Presidents Council and Hat in the Ring Society members.

Becky has significant fundraising experience in the areas of donor cultivation, stewardship and planned giving.

Becky is a graduate of Salisbury University. She lives in Frederick with her husband Chris, son Spencer and daughter Maggie.

Contact Becky at 301-695-2274, or by email [email protected].

Karen Hemenway, Prospect Research Specialist

Karen HemenwayKaren joined AOPA in March of 2015 as a part-time Administrative Assistant to ASI, where she assisted in pre-processing of Certified Flight Instructors and responding to questions regarding AOPA’s eFIRC Program as well as other various duties. She now works as a full-time Research Specialist to provide the Foundation with information management and data support.

Prior to AOPA, she worked for an architectural engineering firm as a construction administration assistant. With a background as an avionics technician in the U.S. Navy, she has had many experiences in aviation and safety. She is a student pilot.

Contact Karen at 301-695-2128, or by email [email protected].

Sarah Michaud, Development Specialist

Sarah Michaud

Sarah Michaud is the AOPA Foundation Development Specialist. Her main focus is on donor acknowledgements, stewardship, and communication.

Sarah joined AOPA in 2015 as a Member Services Representative where she gained knowledge on our many programs. She moved to the AOPA Foundation in December of 2015 as the Administrative Assistant, and was promoted in 2016 to her current position.

A graduate of Towson University, Sarah is a Baltimore native, but currently resides in Hagerstown, MD.

Contact Sarah at 301-695-2173, or by email [email protected].

Kim Reed, Administrative Assistant

Kim ReedKim joined the AOPA Foundation and Air Safety Institute as an Administrative Assistant in October 2016 where she will be provide administrative support to the AOPA Foundation and the ASI online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (eFIRC) program.

Prior to joining ASI/Foundation, Kim served as a Member Services Representative, where she used her experience communicating with the members and knowledge of AOPA database to provide excellent service to members. Prior to that, Kim was the Program Specialist for the Airport Support Network Program (ASN).

Contact Kim at 301-695-2208, or by email [email protected].

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