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Non-Profit Consulting Firm To Assist With Annual Fundraiser

NEW YORK, August 14, 2006 -- Alcott & Partners, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in creating customized development strategies for non-profit organizations and corporations, has been retained by the American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, Vermont.

"We are fortunate to have a firm of Alcott's caliber working with us to help make our event a tremendous success," said Bill Bullock, executive director of the museum.

Alcott & Partners will assist with fundraising, planning and execution of the museum's annual "Autumn Night in Napa," a fundraiser scheduled for October 7 at the Paraduxx Winery in Napa, Calif. Dan Duckhorn, co-founder of Duckhorn Wineries, will host the event, and Roger Riccardi, Marketing Director of Gallo is the dinner chair. The evening's activities will include barrel tastings, a gourmet vintners dinner, a Hog Island Oyster bar, and live and silent sporting auctions. Tickets are $225.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing, established in 1968, is home to the world's largest collection of angling art and angling-related items. The museum was created to preserve and exhibit the treasures of American angling. Today, the Museum serves as a repository for, and conservator to, the world's largest collection of angling and angling-related objects, numbering in the thousands. The collections and exhibits thoroughly document the evolution of fly fishing as a sport, art form, craft and industry in the U.S. and abroad, dating as far back as the 16th Century.

Alcott & Partners, which recently marked its tenth year in business with the announcement of strategic partnerships with event production and design companies SKYPICTUREFX and Fleurs De Florissima, provides services to local, national and international non-profits of all sizes as well as large and small companies, including major gift and event fundraising, board-building, strategic planning and communications, creative marketing and event production and planning.

Jill K. Alcott, CEO of Alcott & Partners, has more than 20 years of development and event management experience, including several years as manager of corporate development and manager of public affairs and special events for the Wildlife Conservation Society which operates the Central Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo and City Zoos as well as a far-reaching international conservation program. Her firm has done work for the League of Conservation Voters, where she increased revenues by 30 percent, the World Wildlife Fund, where she spearheaded a New York-based major gifts campaign that raised more than $1 million, American Tap Dance Foundation, where she has managed successful galas, the Atlantic Salmon Federation, where she spearheaded a program that has tripled annual revenues over a five-year period, and the Peter C. Alderman Foundation, a three-year old international aid organization that she helped develop. She has also handled projects for the Coalition for the Homeless, with Paramount Pictures, the 1998 Goodwill Games for Turner Sports, Save Our Everglades Campaign, and the Winston Preparatory School. Her newest ventures include business development work with several hospitality and culinary operations in the U.S.V.I. and BVI.


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