Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE
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.