Erin Samson is a diverse fundraising professional with over 16 years of experience in nonprofit management, institutional advancement, and social services. As a Mission Advancement Managing Consultant, she leads capital campaign and development counsel efforts in the Austin region. Erin has raised millions of dollars in annual, major gift, and capital campaign funds for numerous organizations across Texas.
Before her tenure with Mission Advancement, Erin held a leadership position with a national association where she had the privilege of working to secure major gifts through relationship-based fundraising for a $5 million capital campaign. Over the years, Erin has gained significant experience in management, major gift solicitations, sustainable annual giving programs, and capital campaigns. Erin has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2016.
A native Texan and graduate of McMurry University in Abilene, Texas with a B.A. in Communications, Erin found her passion for fundraising while working in the alumni office during her college years. Erin lives near Austin, Texas, with her husband and their three children. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends usually on a patio, watching sports, being involved with her church, and supporting her children’s activities.