Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF has been President/CEO of NCDC since 2001. In this position she leads NCDC in its efforts to promote ethical fundraising and best practice. Sr. Georgette was named by the Nonprofit Times as one of the “Power and Influence Top 50” in the nonprofit sector nine consecutive times.
Previously, Sr. Georgette has served on a number of nonprofit boards and in leadership of her religious order, The Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help of St. Louis, MO. She is currently serving on the board of the Alliance of Non-Profit Mailers and as Treasurer for the Charitable IRA Initiative. In addition to participation in the Charitable Giving Coalition and serving on the Marianist Mission Advancement Advisory Committee, Sr. Georgette also serves on the Board of Directors of the Franciscan Foundation.
Sister has been engaged in postal regulatory and reform issues since she began working for NCDC and has testified before the Postal Regulatory Commission. She also works collaboratively with other charities and nonprofits as an advocate regarding concerns and issues that impact charitable organizations, particularly in the religious sector.
She has spoken at both national and international conferences and presented workshops across the United States about mission-focused/donor-centered fundraising, emphasizing the importance of developing a culture of mission and a culture of philanthropy for the sake of viability of the charity. Sister strongly emphasizes that mission advancement is more than fundraising, and in the context of the Gospel it is a ministry, which is a hallmark value of the National Catholic Development Conference.