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Editor , consultant , graphics designer

Joan Kurley Blum was American fundraising consultant, copy editor and graphics designer. Certified fund raising executive. Recipient Golden Addy award American Advertising Federation, Silver Mailbox award Direct Mail Marketing Association, Best Annual Giving Time-Life award, others; decorated commander Sovereign Order St. Stanislas.

Background

Blum, Joan Kurley was born on July 27, 1926 in Palm Beach, Florida, United States. Daughter of Nenad Daniel and Eva (Milos) Kurley.

Education

Bachelor, University Washington, 1948.

Career

United States director Institute Mediterranean Studies, Berkeley, California, 1962-1965. Development officer University California, 1965-1967. President Blum Associates, Fund-Raising Consultant, San Anselmo, California, 1967-1992.

Partner Philmark Australia, 1980—2001. President The Blums of San Francisco, 1992-2001, retired, 2001. Member faculty University California Extension, Institute Fund Raising, Southwest Institute Fund-Raising University Texas, University San Francisco, United Kingdom Volunteer Movement Group, London, Australasian Institute Fund Raising.

Achievements

  • Certified fund raising executive.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Marin County Civil Grand Jury, 2004—2005. Member National Society Fund-Raising Executives (director), National Association of Hospital Development, Women Emerging, Rotary (president, since 2007), Fund Raising Institute (Australia), Tahoe Yacht Club, Rotary Club Central Massachusetts(president, 2007-2008), Buclelew programs for Mentally Ill(board directors, 2006).

Connections

Married Robert C. Blum, April 15, 1967 (deceased April 2001). Children: Christopher Alexander, Martha Jane, Louisa Joan.

father:
Nenad Daniel Kurley

mother:
Eva (Milos) Kurley

spouse:
Robert C. Blum

child:
Christopher Alexander Blum

child:
Martha Jane Blum

child:
Louisa Joan Blum