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Michele Brumsey Named Donor Relations Director For Capital Region Salvation Army

Released 14 March 2013

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           (Albany, NY – March 12, 2013) - Michele Brumsey of Selkirk, N.Y., has been named Donor Relations Director for the Capital Region Salvation Army, announced Major Donald Hostetler, Divisional Commander for the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army.

“While Michele’s office is at the Albany Corps on Ferry Street, her responsibility to connect donors with The Salvation Army is much broader and is a part of the Army’s important new initiative to regionalize programs, services, and operations. Michele will be working closely with individual donors in New York counties in eastern New York and the Hudson area. She will work with the Salvation Army officers and leadership in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Amsterdam, Saratoga, Glens Falls and Hudson, to secure significant funding for local initiatives.  Her strong background with faith based organizations will greatly serve us as we share with our donors the ministry of The Salvation Army,” said Major Hostetler.


Ms. Brumsey has been involved in advancement work for more than 25 years, beginning at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.  In addition to this fundraising position and others at Siena College and Academy of the Holy Names, Michele has also worked with major donors at Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she was personally responsible for raising more than $60 million towards an unprecedented $1.4 billion capital campaign.  


A resident of the greater Capital Region since 1979, Ms. Brumsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of Saint Rose after attending The Sage Colleges for two years.  She went on to complete a Master of Science degree at Saint Rose in 1989.  Michele resides with her husband Terry, daughters Madeline and Jixuan, and son Sam in Selkirk, New York. 




About the Empire Division

The Empire State Division of The Salvation Army covers 48 counties in upstate New York and one city in Pennsylvania (Sayre, Pa.).  Our annual Red Kettle Campaign in November and December helps our 42 community and worship centers, service areas in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse and 167 volunteer driven service units raise funds that remain in each community to help those in need.






About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to

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