Alaska Public Media Hires Anne Garrett to Lead Special Development Campaigns
Alaska Public Media (AKPM) announced that Anne Garrett has accepted an offer to lead special development campaigns. Garrett comes to AKPM as the philanthropy advisor at The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF).
“We are lucky to have someone with Anne’s experience and depth of fundraising knowledge with such deep roots in the community,” says Ed Ulman, AKPM president and CEO. “Her donor-centered manner and experience helping donors carry out their philanthropic values fits perfectly with our stellar development team.”
Garrett comes to AKPM after working for more than twenty years in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she worked with ACF’s team and development committee to bring home their $100 million campaign “Fund for Alaska’s Future.” In her capacity as philanthropy advisor with ACF, she worked with dozens of Alaska nonprofits, organizations, and philanthropists to establish endowments, non-endowment funds, legacy agreements, donor advised funds, and other complex planned gifts.
While working with ACF, she raised more than $21 million in various charitable planning vehicles. Recently, Garrett served on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals–Alaska Chapter and as their co-chair of Philanthropy Day, an annual event that recognizes and celebrates philanthropy in Alaska. She is a member of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council and Anchorage East Rotary. In 2015, she became one of thirty-nine individuals in the state of Alaska to earn her Certified Fundraising Executive certification.
Garrett, when asked about the new position, stated, “I am honored to be a part of AKPM. We have an impressive team who keep their work going regardless of the challenge—be it an earthquake; massive forest fires; shifting in funding priorities at the local, state ,and national level; and providing curriculum for school youth stuck at home due to a global pandemic—AKPM is on the air and online throughout. The work Alaska Public Media does is more important than ever.”
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