Aimée Miller directs her 20+ years of expertise in writing and editing, strategic positioning, and fundraising towards work that advances equity and enriches quality of life in her hometown city of Philadelphia. A former features journalist and music critic, Aimée attunes to each client’s unique voice, affirming its brand and mission promise to philanthropy and developing resonant messaging for potential funders and donors. At Fairmount, she leverages her deep experience in resource development strategy and planning, program design, and annual and campaign fundraising to benefit a diverse mix of cultural, environmental, education, health, and human service organizations.
As a lead in Fairmount’s resource development practice, Aimée advises on and directs complex grant applications and donor solicitations, cumulatively raising tens of millions of dollars to help clients expand services or develop new assets. Aimée draws inspiration both from what clients have already accomplished and their dreams for the future – interpreting their strengths, aspirations, and impact potential to secure new mission resources from current and new audiences. Her skill as a writer and strategist provides nonprofits with fresh insights on how to align vision and goals most effectively with those who want to invest in social good.
Aimée is a seasoned presenter on organizational fundraising culture, funder and donor strategy, and Board and volunteer engagement. She brings a deep set of connections to local creative communities through more than a decade of volunteer leadership in arts education and her previous work in media.
- Bachelor of Arts, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
- Girls Rock Philly, Collaborative Co-Founder, Program Volunteer, Board Member (former)
- HELP Philadelphia, Advisory Committee (former)
- Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Peer Reviewer (former)
- Freelance news, features, and arts journalist
- Staff writer, The Washington Post
- Assistant, Programming and News/Public Affairs, WXPN-FM
“Philadelphia abounds with creative, get-it-done visionaries working to spark change in their communities. My greatest satisfaction comes from matching vision with resources to make it possible.”