Monique Tilford is Director of Leadership Gifts for Alley Cat Allies. She handles fundraising and networking efforts with Alley Cat Allies’ most generous donors, enabling us to further expand the positive impact we are having in the lives of cats nationwide. Prior to joining Alley Cat Allies, she worked for the Center for a New American Dream, starting as their Development Director and then later serving as Deputy Director and Acting Executive Director during her 10-year tenure there. She previously served as Executive Director for Wild Earth in Vermont and for the Carrying Capacity Network in Washington, D.C. In addition to her more than 20 years of experience working for animal protection and environmental causes, Tilford is also the co-author of the 2008 edition of The New York Times’ bestselling book Your Money or Your Life. She lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband, two daughters, and a former feral cat named Katniss.