Find the quickest route to funding.
Hudson Ferris is a boutique fundraising firm based in New York City with 40 years of professional development experience. We create custom tailored strategies to help nonprofits problem solve, grow and achieve sustainability.
Hudson Ferris offers a full suite of services that are bottom-line focused, tactical and efficient.
Prospect Research & Pipeline Creation
Lists of actionable prospects with in-depth research and analysis.
Competitive Analysis & Messaging
Compelling fundraising messages that appeal to target donors.
Major Gifts & Foundation Outreach
Successful individual giving programs and foundation campaigns.
Why choose us
We are more than just advisors. We take pride in providing services and advice that are actionable and then executing on those strategies.
Insider Industry Knowledge
24/7 Client Support
What our clients say
We care deeply about your organization’s wellbeing and are here for you around the clock.
Mission-driven at the core
Hudson Ferris has a keen sense for unlocking fundraising potential within our clients’ reach. Our firm has raised millions of dollars for charities across every area of the nonprofit sector, including the arts, healthcare, advocacy, environment and international development, just to name a few. Senior staff have held executive development positions at many of New York City’s premier institutions such as Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Bellevue Hospital, and The New York Botanical Garden.
Meet the Hudson Ferris fundraising team.
A creative thinker, his entrepreneurial approach to fundraising often breaks the mold of convention. Ed specializes in major gifts, board development, corporate sponsorship, and campaign strategy. Ed loves the city of New York, every type of art, and spending as much time as possible with Scruffy and his family, especially summers at the beach.
HANNAH LOWERY ODELL
Hannah Odell brings ten years’ experience helping local and international nonprofits optimize their operations and reach new donors. She handles strategy, project management & client relations for the firm. Outside the office, you’ll find her at a live music venue, relaxing with her family on the lake in New Jersey or exploring new recipes at home with her husband.
Jennifer Leibman oversees all compliance, accounting, client relations and business development. When not working at Hudson Ferris, she is writing plays and screenplays, hanging out with friends and family, solving the Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle and assembling the greatest charcuterie platters known to man.
Director of Research
Elsuida Brunga brings her international background, passion for non-profit development, and excellent research skills to the Hudson Ferris team. She spends her free time on the hunt for NYC’s best vegan eateries, finding the nearest beach or the most distant travel destination and spending time with her large extended family.
Robin Nicholson has over 30 year’s experience in the museum, gallery, and corporate art worlds, including leadership positions at three American art museums. Other than museums, his passions are photography and Indian food.
Terrie Sultan is a recognized leader in the museum profession with more than 35 years experience in organizational structures, artistic direction, crisis management, and institutional development. When not working, Terrie enjoys creative writing, drawing and painting floral still lifes, playing the flute, and reading Nordic noir.
Senior Account Executive
Lauren Hunter is an experienced fundraising professional specializing in donor relations and grant management. She coordinates client relations and project management for the firm. When she’s not working, you can find Lauren digging in her garden, devouring a murder mystery novel, or hiking with her family in the North Georgia wilderness.
Alison Reenock’s client-focused approach and experience in the political fundraising arena make her a tremendous asset to the Hudson Ferris team. Her work has taken to her remote corners of the world, but she loves to travel for fun too! You can often find Alison at the gym or running outdoors taking in the scenery in her home state of Pennsylvania.
Director of Morale Improvement Initiatives
Scruffy’s distinguished career in human resources administration spans more than 7 dog years. Core competencies include The Dog Face, stretching to the full extent of his physiology, chew toy management, mid-meal floor grazing, and scratching head with hind foot maneuver proficiency. Scruffy holds an MA in Cuteness Arts from Vanderbuilt University, and BA in Canine-Human Relations from Swarthmore College.
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