Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE

Development Director

Alice Ferris has served as KAWC's Development Director since January 2006. She has over twenty years of professional fundraising experience, not including her start as the "human bubble machine" during Lawrence Welk pledge breaks at Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, Wisconsin.

Alice is a two-time honoree as Association of Fundraising Professionals-Northern Arizona Fundraising Professional of the Year and has served on a multitude of nonprofit boards over the last 15 years, presently chairing the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) Credentialing Board and serving on the CFRE International Board. In addition, she was the 90th person in the world to achieve the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential. She is also frequently recognized for her on-air work on pledge drives for Arizona PBS (Phoenix), Arizona Public Media (Tucson) and national PBS pledge events, such as Downton Abbey, Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You, and The Civil War, a Film by Ken Burns

At KAWC, Alice manages on-air fundraising, individual giving, and strategic and development planning. She is also the KAWC webmaster, because she learned to program in BASIC in 5th grade and has been a bit of a geek ever since. 

Ways to Connect

What: Community discussion with a panel of experts on "Climate Change: What Might We See in Yuma in the Next 30 Years?"

When: Wednesday, April 20, 5:30-7 pm

Where: The Patio Restaurant and Bar at the Hills, 1245 W Desert Hill Drive

How much: FREE with cash bar and regular menu available

For the first time, two recipients are sharing CPB’s annual Edward R. Murrow Award. NPR journalists Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and David Gilkey were honored Thursday here at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference.

Our next Spirited Discussions forum on Wednesday, April 15 will discuss Healthcare in Yuma: Expanding Options.

Guests

The first 2015 Spirited Discussions forum on Friday, January 30 will discuss JTED (Joint Technical Education District)--What Happens Next?

Guests (subject to change):
Tom Tyree, Yuma County School Superintendent
The Honorable Russ Jones, State Representative
Roger Nelson, JTED Board Chairman
Frank West, GM Desert Proving Ground

Our forum will be moderated by KAWC's Lou Gum.

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