Highland FRS Welcomes new Strategic Partner, Wayne Combs


Highland Fundraising Solutions is pleased to welcome Wayne Combs, Ed.D. as a strategic partner in the role of campaign counsel. Combs has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and will be a key asset in Highland's capital and comprehensive campaign division. Combs' experience in performing organizational assessments, evaluating business systems and data management, applying process improvement techniques in advancement services, directing budget management, and supporting a $6 billion dollar campaign will augment the firm's current services.

"Dr. Combs' extensive advancement expertise makes him an excellent partner for our team. Highland is increasingly in demand, so we will be able to assist more institutions with this expansion. We are also expanding our scope of available client services which is a critical area where Dr. Combs will be able to offer insight and guidance," says Melody Allen McBeth, founder.

Combs earned his Ed.D. in higher education administration at USC Rossier School of Education where he teaches doctoral courses in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is actively involved in supporting the field of philanthropy as a member of the board of directors for the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) and as chair/faculty for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Founded in 2010, Highland Fundraising Solutions, LLC is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in database optimization to meet the development needs of non-profit organizations. They have assisted small independent schools, national museums, community organizations, hospital foundations, and universities streamline and improve their reporting and information management functions. Visit www.highlandfrs.com for further information.