Biondolillo Associates, Inc.

Biondolillo Associates is the firm responsible for the dramatic growth and popularity of walkathons and other pledge-based fundraisers throughout the nation.

Through these and other branded events, we’ve helped nonprofit organizations acquire millions of caring donors and raise for their causes more than $1 billion! But most importantly, we’ve helped propel the entire special-event fundraising industry to new heights.

Our lead staff

Steve Biondolillo bio image

Steven H. Biondolillo is the founder and president of Biondolillo Associates. Recognized for coining the term “signature event,” Biondolillo is the nation’s leading developer of branded, large-scale special-event fundraising programs.

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Rita Pastore Bio Image

Rita Pastore is the vice president of the Training Division of Biondolillo Associates, Inc. An expert in the field of walkathons and other pledge-based fundraising, Rita manages the nation’s top team of special-event fundraising trainers, who, in addition to delivering Biondolillo’s 90-hour core and advanced curricula, provide 24/7 consulting support to the firm’s national client base.

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Paul Widerman bio image

Paul Widerman helps lead our Team Building Division. He is the inventor of the revolutionary exercise product, SmartBells.

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Maura Kelly bio image

Maura Kelly specializes in primary and secondary research, creative development, test marketing, documentation, and multi-year budgeting for branded marketing and special-event fundraising programs.

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