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2017 AFP Alaska Chapter Board Members

Ken Miller

Ken Miller, CFRE 

President

Denali Fundraising

T: 907 250-8488

 

Ken is the president of Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants a nonprofit fundraising and management consulting company located in Anchorage, Alaska. Ken originally moved to Alaska in 1975, and graduated from Bartlett High School in 1980. He then attended and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1984. After a career in sales and management he returned to Alaska in 2009 to marry his high school sweetheart Sondra Stewman.

Ken is the past-president and founder of the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Alaska, club president of the Dry Dock Club of Anchorage, a member of the Anchorage Gateway Rotary club, the board treasurer of the Alaska Boxing Academy. For the past three years has been a member of the national Dartmouth Alumni Council and on the national committees for diversity and inclusion and also marketing for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

In 2016 Ken was elected to the national board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for the 2017 term and achieved his CFRE designation. Ken enjoys travel, weightlifting and reading voraciously.

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Harry W. Need IV, MPA, CFRE

President-Elect

University of Alaska Anchorage

T: 907 786-4840

As a Director of Gift Planning for the University of Alaska Foundation, Harry guides friends and alumni through complex and legacy gifts to the University of Alaska. Formerly serving as the Development Officer for the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Health and Honors at UAA, the Development Director for Habitat for Humanity – Anchorage and the Assistant Director of Annual Giving at UAA, Harry started his development career in the trenches as an administrative specialist at UAA. There, he also earned his MPA with a capstone project focusing on Creating Shared Value for Enhanced Collective Impact. 

He is also an alumnus of Leadership Anchorage and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Harry serves as a trustee for the Denali Ski Patrol, an executive board member for the Fairview Community Council, a delegate to the Federation of Community Councils and a Ski Patroller at Arctic Valley. For this service, Harry was recognized as a "Top Forty Under 40" young professional by the AK Journal of Commerce in 2014. Harry serves the Alaska chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals because he recalls how AFP was a lifeline for professional development, collegial support and ethical guidance while he ran a one-professional development shop.

 

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Gretchen Gordon, CFRE

Past-President

KUAC FM 89.9 TV 9

T: 907 474-1891

Gretchen has worked for KUAC TV 9/FM 89.9 since 2003, first as Director of Development & Outreach and then promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2011. Prior to 2003, she worked in development for the American Red Cross Dayton Area Chapter and Junior Achievement for Dayton & the Miami Valley. Gretchen is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and is a University of Texas graduate. 

Gretchen has been a member of (AFP) since 1999, and currently serves AFP Alaska as president.  Gretchen initially served on the AFP AK board from 2006-2013; as president in 2009, and as the chapter’s founding Youth in Philanthropy Chair from 2011-2013. Gretchen was awarded the Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy for Alaska in 2008.

Gretchen’s current service for AFP International includes the AFP PAC Board, AFP Foundation Fundraising Board, and her former includes Chair of the Youth in Philanthropy Subcommittee, the 10-Star Member Task Force, the AFP Foundation Annual Fund Task Force, and served on the 2010-2011 Committee on Directorship.  Gretchen is an AFP Master Trainer.

Gretchen volunteers on various non-profit boards in her community and has made presentations locally, regionally and nationally at conferences including the AFP International Conference, the National Educational Television Association Conference, the Public Media Development & Marketing Conference, for the AFP Greater Houston Area’s Ask the Experts Conference, and AFP Alaska Philanthropy Day Conference.  

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Greg Gallagher, MEd

Treasurer

University of Anchorage Alaska, College of Health

T: (907) 786-1944

Greg has been serving institutions of higher education for nearly a decade. Presently, he is the Senior Development Officer for the College of Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Greg previously managed development efforts at Pomona College and Claremont McKenna College. While an associate at Isaacson, Miller, Greg conducted searches for executive officers at Princeton University, Duke University School of Medicine, Michigan State University, and Virginia Tech, among others.

Prior to joining the AFP's Alaska Chapter board, Greg served a four-year term on the steering committee of Sharing the Annual Fund Fundamentals (STAFF), which he co-chaired from 2011 to 2012. Beginning June 2017, Greg will serve on the board of directors at Perseverance Theatre, Alaska's largest professional theater company. He also currently serves as president of his homeowner’s association.

Greg holds an M.Ed. in higher education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he received the Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award. He earned his BA in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) from Claremont McKenna College, where he served as president of the student government.

Jann Mylet

Jann Mylet

Secretary

Alaska Humanities Forum

Jann is the Director of Development & Communications at Alaska Humanities Forum. Jann spent 18 years working in admissions, external affairs, and development at secondary schools in Denver, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.  Throughout her career in education, she also coached field hockey and lacrosse, served as an advisor, and taught health and wellness classes. 

In 2013, she transitioned to a role in communications and outreach at United Way of Anchorage and then took on her new role at the Forum in the spring of 2016. Jann was born and raised in New Hampshire; she holds a bachelors degree from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York and a masters degree in counseling from Villanova University.  She moved to Alaska from Pennsylvania five years ago and has loved exploring the state's trails, parks, and communities with her husband and their two dogs.

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Becky More, CFRE

VP Membership & Engagement

Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC)

Becky, a lifelong Alaskan, is the Development Director for Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC), Alaska’s largest domestic violence safe shelter and intervention program. Becky earned her B.A. in Business Administration and Management with a Nonprofit Management Emphasis from Alaska Pacific University.

Her interest in nonprofit fundraising began in the financial services industry where she was heavily involved with local, statewide, and national corporate diversity initiatives at Wells Fargo. Her previous fund development experience was as the Events Manager and then Development Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters Alaska, and as a Gift Officer for Alaska Pacific University.

Becky is fluent in American Sign Language. She enjoys attending local comedy shows, theater productions, and live music performances, camping in her teardrop trailer, and spending quality time with her son Logan.

Cynthia Libby

Cynthia Libby, MBA, CFRE

VP External Affairs

Providence Alaska Foundation

T: (907) 212-2609

Cynthia is the director of operations at Providence Alaska Foundation. She is excited to work where her two boys were born and finds it fulfilling to assist in the mission that promotes compassionate care to all people. Her previous philanthropy experience comes from working at Loma Linda Univesity & Medical Center, a campus specializing in healthcare education located in California.

Since 2015 she has enjoyed serving on the AFP Alaska Chapter Board in various capacities. She also is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

Cynthia was imported here by a third generation Alaskan with ties to Dillingham and Anchorage. She then survived the family initiation of commercial salmon fishing in Bristol Bay, which continues every summer. Together with husband, Dr. Warren Libby, they are thankful to pass on the unique Alaskan life of adventure to their two boys. 

 

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Löki Gale TobinMA

Diversity

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

T: (907) 929-9226

Born and raised in Nome, Alaska, Löki Gale received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master of Arts through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Peace Corps Master’s International Program.

Her diverse career has taken her from coordinating marketing and volunteer engagement for Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska to designing a regional scholars program in honor of Siberian Yup’ik Elder Caleb Pungowiyi. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Löki Gale prefers to commute by bicycle and is an avid Star Trek The Next Generation fan. She recently joined the Anchorage Museum as their Annual Giving Manager.


Lilah Walker

National Philanthropy Day

United Way of Anchorage

 


Sandra Ehrlich 

Dr. Sandra Ehrlich, DMgt, CFRE

Youth in Philanthropy

University of Alaska Anchorage, College of Business and Public Policy

 

 

Sandra is an Associate Professor of Management & Marketing in the College of Business & Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Prior to her academic career, she was a management, leadership, and fund development consultant responsible for assessing, monitoring, and moving national nonprofit clients to a higher level of achievement and performance through strategic planning and integrated fund development best practices.

With more than 30 years of increasing responsibility in the private and public sector, Sandra has a demonstrated track record of increasing effectiveness and efficiency in organizational development, marketing communications, media relations, fund development, and strategic planning. A former Interim President, Chief Development Officer, and grant maker in the St. Louis arts community, she was responsible for designing, implementing, and managing an integrated marketing fundraising approach to support organizational objectives and expand fundraising capacity.

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Sandra has raised millions of dollars for national and local nonprofits, received two national fundraising awards, was honored with a best feature article award, and has presented at national conferences, webinars, and workshops.  She is the President of the Friends of Talkeetna Library Board. An AFP Member at Large, she serves as the Alaska Chapter’s Youth in Philanthropy Chair. Sandra is a member of the American Management Association, the American Marketing Association, the Team-Based Learning Collaborative, the Association for Business Communication, the International Alliance of Teacher Scholars, and Beta Gamma Sigma. She received her Team-Based Learning Trainer-Consultant Certification in 2016 and serves as the UA Team-Based Learning Faculty Associate. Sandra was honored with the Teacher of the Year Award from the UAA College of Business & Public Policy in 2013-2014.

Academic background: Doctorate in Management and Leadership, Webster University, 2009; M.S. in Integrated Marketing, Northwestern University, 1982; B.S. in Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia; 1981.

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Anne Gore, MS

Membership

University of Alaska Anchorage

 

Anne has been working in the nonprofit sector since 1992. In 2002 she left a perfectly good job in Washington, D.C. to feed her adventurous spirit and spend a year travelling. On a whim, she accepted a summer stint as a photographer in Denali National Park and immediately knew she'd found her new home. She recently joined the University of Alaska Anchorage as their Development Writer. 

Anne is passionate about helping nonprofits integrate their marketing, communications and fundraising and improve their fundraising outcomes through the use of communications plans, messaging, and other tricks of the communication trade.

Anne graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (M.S.). 


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Peter Host

Peter Host

VP Education

Alaska Seniors

Peter is the Development Specialist for Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc., holding that position beginning in January 2016. A recent recruit to fundraising, his primary background is in children’s behavioral health, having risen up in the field from direct service provider to a Director of a remote branch of a statewide organization. He attained an Associate’s in Accounting while serving the organization in this capacity. 

Over the past 3 years, Peter has participated as Secretary of the Mat Su Agency Partnership Board, Member-at-Large of the Anchorage Waldorf Board of Trustees, Policy Committee Co-Chair for R.O.C.K. Mat-Su (a MSHF funded Collective Impact project) and become an active Rotarian. He believes that lacking great skill and expertise does not excuse him from the responsibility of service above self, and that humility, dedication and great curiosity have been his most helpful tools in supporting his community to the best of his ability. 

As a commuter, Peter is a voracious consumer of audiobooks and podcasts, and suggests the novel The Goldfinch, and podcastsThe Weeds and Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History.   Peter is the father of two beautiful little girls, Sophia (8) and Violet (5), and suggests developing a strong repertoire of character voices in the first year of parenthood. He also recommends the book Daddy Hug to all fathers of little ones, noting that his copy is well loved, and a total shambles at this point.

Anne Garrett

Anne Garrett, CFRE

At Large

Alaska Performing Arts Center

Anne was raised in Anchorage and returned home in 2014 after over twenty years in Seattle. A writer, director, artist, and musician, she is a graduate of Bartlett High School, holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Saint Olaf College and a Masters of Arts in Teaching, K-8 Certification from City University. Anne co-founded the Preeclampsia Foundation, where she served as Executive Director until 2003, and went on to help start four nonprofits including the Microsoft Alumni Foundation and the Unexpected Project.  

In 2015, she became Director of Development at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.  

In addition to serving on the board of AFP-Alaska, Anne is a member of Anchorage East Rotary where she heads the International Services committee, on the Advisory Board of Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics, Inc., and the Unexpected Project. She is a 2007 L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth recipient for her work with the Preeclampsia Foundation. 

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Ann M. Hale, MA, CFRE

Chair, AFP International

Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

T: (907) 929-9225

Ann has lived in Anchorage since the age of four. She is a graduate of Bartlett High School, holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Utah and a Masters of Arts in Philanthropy & Development from St. Mary University of Minnesota. After three years of working in the advertising field, Ann began her career in fund raising and development at Providence Alaska Foundation where she worked for five years. In 1997, she became Director of Development at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and Director of University Advancement at Alaska Pacific University in 2002.  She worked previously as Chief Development Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska, and now is Advancement Director at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.  

Ann is a Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Alaska Chapter.  She is a member of the AFP International Board of Directors, serves as Secretary and is on the Executive Committee. Ann received her CFRE designation in September of 2001 and was also honored with receiving AFP Alaska Chapter's Outstanding Development Professional Award for 2001.

 

Laura Goss, AFP Alaska Chapter Administrator