On Fundraising & Campaigns:

“I’m grateful for all the time and energy you put into bringing Baltimore Chamber Orchestra back from the brink. The challenge you took on in February 2007 was daunting. To think that the fy2008 budget was balanced seems almost like a miracle (well, there were some angels involved!).I learned a lot from you about development in general and about fundraising in Baltimore in particular.”

—Lockwood Hoehl Executive Director, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra


“The Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. acknowledges the work of Clair Zamoiski Segal, LLC, as instrumental in bringing The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center to fruition. Your commitment to excellence, dedication to the project, and painstaking attention to detail contributed to the successful completion of the Hippodrome Theatre. Under your guidance, the Capital Campaign reached its goal. The enormous success of the Opening Night Gala can be attributed, in part, to your valuable leadership. The Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. is grateful to you for your commitment during this period.”

—Suzanne Boyle Managing Director, Hippodrome Foundation, Inc.


“On behalf of all of us at the Maryland Science Center, I want to thank you so much for your wonderful work in helping us complete our Capital Campaign. Your wisdom, guidance and humor have helped make a challenging task an extremely pleasant one. I particularly thank you for your patience, confidence and support. Fund raising is a difficult task under any circumstances, and combined with opening a new facility can fray anyone’s nerves. You always remain cool, calm and collected, truly admirable traits!”

—Deborah M. Morris Senior Director of Development, Maryland Science Center


“I give you a lot of credit for organizing us and bringing a greater level of professionalism and direction to the whole thing. Things really got on track last year and that helped us finish the course.”

—Mary John Miller Chair, Endowment Campaign Baltimore Choral Arts Society


“Without your wonderful and cohesive guidance, we would not have had such a stellar event. The additional time you dedicated to reviewing the specifics of the event with our Chairman, caterer, florist, and our staff was truly appreciated. This event could not have happened without you. There is much still to accomplish but this was not just a worthy achievement, but something that we can use to boost all aspects of the organization.”

—Sandy Richmond President, Lyric Foundation, Inc.


“I want you to know that we greatly appreciate the work you have performed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of  the Greater Chesapeake.  You helped us get organized, re-establish some of our old relationships and create new ones in the philanthropic community while teaching key staff members how to ask for funding.  We truly value your contribution, particularly during these challenging times. Again, Clair, on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake and the 1,000 children we serve, I thank you for your service.”

—Kera Ritter Acting President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake


On Executive Recruitment:

“Once again, thanks for all your help, good advice, support … and everything you did for us. I couldn’t be happier with our selection and how things worked out.”

—Jephta Drachman Board President, Shriver Hall Concert Series


On State-wide Workshop Presentations:

“Your attitude, expertise and professionalism added to the success of the workshops. You were well received by the attendees, as I’m sure you noticed from the evaluations.”

—Shirley Howard Coordinator, Multicultural Outreach Program Maryland State Arts Council


“The workshops you and Claudia conduct are an ABSOLUTELY priceless resource.”

—Gregg A. Wilhelm CityLit Program / Pagoda Press