“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
– Mother Teresa
Amy joined The Alford Group in 2015, having previously worked in development in both large and small arts not-for-profit organizations. At The Alford Group, Amy serves as a consultant in the West division. She utilizes her skills developed through work in development operations, data analysis, project management, fund development, and event planning. She has worked with a number of clients including serving as Tacoma Art Museum’s Interim Associate Director of Development for a period of nine months in 2016.
Amy has served at a variety of not-for-profits as a staff person, intern, volunteer and donor. Prior to joining The Alford Group, Amy served as Development Manager at Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), where she planned special events and galas, wrote grants, and oversaw corporate sponsorships, annual fund, development operations, and development department volunteer management. During her time at ECA, the annual Red Carpet Gala revenue reached its all-time high of $334,000 (an increase of $44,000 from the previous year); direct mail revenue increased by more than 100% in a single year; and grant funding increased, including new grants from The Boeing Company and National Endowment for the Arts.
Amy is a member of the Washington Chapter AFP, Advancement NW. She volunteers on their National Philanthropy Day Committee and is the lead on their marketing efforts for the 2017 event. She also volunteers as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound in their Mentor U program.
In her leisure time, Amy enjoys a variety of activities including reading, traveling with her husband, hosting board game nights, exercising, learning about photography, and creating exciting crocheted stuffed animals and handmade cards.
Joined The Alford Group: 2015
- Clark College
- Community Foundation of Western Nevada
- Hugo House
- Kohala Institute
- National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
- Outdoors for All Foundation
- Rocky Mountain Adventist Healthcare Foundation
- St. Mary School
- Tacoma Art Museum
- Tacoma Community House
- Whatcom Community College Foundation
Education & Credentials:
- M.A. Arts Management, Southern Methodist University
- MBA concentration in Marketing, Southern Methodist University
- B.M. Saxophone Performance, University of Tulsa