Ame Eldredge, partner and senior consultant, first discovered a talent for training and development during her fifteen-year career with Young Life, serving in several roles including area director, regional trainer and assisting in National Staff Training events. As a regional trainer, she helped field staff in Florida become proficient in fundraising, building support teams, financial management, and donor relations. Ame has a broad array of experience in the nonprofit sector. Having served on staff with several organizations serving such populations as youth in crisis, the homeless and the uninsured, she brings an intimate knowledge of management and advancement matters in this arena. She currently serves on the board of Global Teams International. Ame graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida with a BA in philosophy and religion and has done graduate work through Fuller Seminary. Ame and her husband, Mark reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
The FOCUS Group is a fundraising consulting firm serving Christian nonprofits around the US and internationally. In recent years, it has served Geneva School of Boerne (TX), Veritas School (Richmond, VA), Paideia Academy (Knoxville, TN), Cedar Tree Classical Christian School (Ridgefield, WA), Faith Christian School (Roanoke, VA), Westminster Academy, (Memphis, TN), Covenant Christian Academy (Harrisburg, PA), Regents School (Charlottesville, VA) and the ACCS itself.