A Long, Long Time Ago,a seven- year-old girl wanted to raise money for cystic fibrosis. But instead of a lemonade stand, she recruited neighborhood children to be in a play. Thousands of dollars were donated, so much that a prominent newspaper featured her as the youngest entrepreneur and fundraiser. The story continues. As high school class president, she set the bar for fundraising. Then as teacher and administrator, she developed talents in grant-writing. Her career blossomed, as she was elevated to state and national levels. After 30 years in education, she departed government for the private sector. She became the Funding Doctor, highly sought out for consulting, public speaking, and authoring publications on the topic of RFPs.