Part optimist, problem-solver and adventurer, Nevena Demirovic is not afraid of big challenges and complex situations. Prior to joining Dini Spheris, Nevena spent seven years working in Geneva, Switzerland for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the United Nations Refugee Agency. Her work involved major gifts fundraising among globally-focused philanthropists and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Nevena worked in the emerging arena of public-private collaborations as she forged new and trusted partnerships to address healthcare, humanitarian and refugee needs at the international level. Nevena first honed her relationship-building skills while working for a private wealth management practice in Merrill Lynch in Houston, Texas.
Resourceful and goal-driven, Nevena envisions opportunity where others see obstacles. Every client setting presents a chance for Nevena to forge new relationships of trust and responsibility. Nevena believes the best path to fundraising and philanthropic success is building strong, collaborative networks of institutional leaders, board members, program staff, volunteers and fundraising professionals. Fundraising success is a team effort. In her previous work at the Global Fund, Nevena was known for both delivering her goals and for the positive culture and energy that surrounded her team. At Dini Spheris, Nevena provides each client with a trusted partner who is focused on their unique circumstances, goals and strategies. For each, success is a personal responsibility.
Nevena holds an MBA from University of Geneva, Switzerland and a BA with a major in Marketing and a minor in International Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, graduating both with honors.
Representative Clients Served
- Alley Theatre
- Angela Hodson Principal
- Kirsten C. Schachter Senior Consultant
- Nicole S. McWhorter, CFRE Consultant
- Friederike (Rike) Bostick Consulting Projects Manager
- Sarah Schaefer White Consulting Projects Manager