Vanessa Dickerson

Vanessa began her fundraising career as a volunteer in the education space and quickly moved into providing counsel on capital campaigns. Prior to joining Mission Advancement, she served as the Director of Individual and Foundation Giving at Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, stewarding major donors, promoting events such as Women Build Dallas, and providing advocacy for affordable housing in the Dallas community. In addition to her major gift experience, Vanessa has led capital campaigns for the Diocese of Dallas, the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Diocese of Camden, NJ, and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS.

Vanessa is a native Texan residing in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. She enjoys paddleboarding, kayaking, and playing volleyball. Vanessa has three children, and a German Shepherd puppy, Penny, who keeps her constantly on her toes and has been known to occasionally join Zoom meetings.