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.

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Services

Hudson Ferris offers a full suite of services that are bottom-line focused, tactical and efficient.

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Prospect Research & Pipeline Creation

Lists of actionable prospects with in-depth research and analysis.

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Competitive Analysis & Messaging

Compelling fundraising messages that appeal to target donors.

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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.

High-Level Strategy

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Tactical Execution

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Insider Industry Knowledge

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Customized Approach

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

Best-In-Class Research

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

24/7 Client Support

By providing high-quality development services with proven results, we help to grow small organizations into larger.

What our clients say

We care deeply about your organization’s wellbeing and are here for you around the clock.

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If I had to choose, I would seek a productive relationship over a pleasant one, but the great thing about working with Ed and Hudson Ferris was that we got both. I recommend them to you without hesitation.
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Hudson Ferris’ research is extremely useful in our fundraising efforts, and their work is fast, comprehensive, and reliable. Their services add another dimension to our development team.
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Hudson Ferris helped us see Abaarso’s fundraising potential and made sure we took action to realize it. They are excellent advisors and have served us well for years.

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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.

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Our team

Meet the Hudson Ferris fundraising team.

Ed Leibman

EDWARD LEIBMAN
Founding Partner

 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
Managing Director

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
Founding Partner

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.

ELSUIDA BRUNGA
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
Museum Strategist

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
Museum Strategist

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. 

Lauren Hunter
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
Account Executive

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.

Scruffy

SCRUFFY
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.

Preferred partners

Hudson Ferris’ partners support other facets of the non-profit sector.

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