Alumni Profile: Amy Casterline '98

Major Gifts Officer
Alzheimer's Association
Major: Communication

What are you doing now?
As a senior donor advisor in the mid-Atlantic for the Alzheimer's Association, I build partnerships with philanthropists who share our vision of a world without Alzheimer's. Simply put, I connect people who want to make a difference through giving with people who are making a difference in a shared area of passion.

Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in a very rural community so it was important to me to attend a college with a supportive environment where I could grow. Linfield was a great match! It had the academic depth of a large university with the family feel that comes with its smaller size. I realize now that Linfield helped me build the confidence to trust my voice and step out into a much larger world. Since graduating I have run state-wide political campaigns, advocated on Capitol Hill and traveled internationally. Today I work for the most impactful non-profit in the area of Alzheimer's and dementia in the world. I am still in touch with Linfield friends and have even met Linfield alums here in the DC area. And I'm about to be a newlywed!

How did Linfield help prepare you for your career?
Linfield challenged me to step up and make a difference while supporting me as I grew into myself. As an Alpha Phi, I was able to take on leadership roles through the Greek system. This is how I honed my leadership and relationship building skills that serve me well in non-profit development.