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Salvation Army Hires New Community Relations Director


Anchorage, AK --The Salvation Army, Alaska Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Ivy Spohnholz, CFRE as the Divisional Director of Development effective 24 September 2013.            

The Army’s headquarters for the Alaska Division is located in Anchorage; the Division has some 18 corps and service centers across the state.  Last year, the Salvation Army served 82,701 individuals in Alaska through various programs and services (for more information visit www.salvationarmy.org/alaska).

Ivy Spohnholz, CFRE comes to the Army from the University of Alaska Anchorage where she served as the Lead/Senior Development Officer for the past seven years.  During her tenure at UAA, she raised more than $20 million including playing a leadership role in securing an eight-figure gift for equipment, science and engineering programs.

Ms. Spohnholz was born and raised Alaskan and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington (BA in Political Science).  She is currently working on an Executive Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington (expected completion is May 2014).  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alaska Children’s Trust. In 2009, Ms. Spohnholz was awarded the prestigious Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fundraising Professional of the Year.

Major George Baker, Divisional Commander of the Alaska Division noted:  “We are thrilled to have someone of Ivy’s caliber join our team.  She brings a passion and professionalism in the art and science of fundraising.  I know now that our officer and development team will be better; our donors and funders more engaged; and our volunteers more inspired about the work The Salvation Army does across this great state.  Ivy Spohnholz will help us in Doing the Most Good.”

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