Date(s) - 02/12/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hills Bank - Blairs Ferry Road
Boards of directors vary in their requirements of members regarding fundraising. It is a given that building your culture of philanthropy, starting with your board and executive leadership, leads to organizational growth and the view of fundraising as more than a program or department. Learn some best practices of board involvement in fundraising and how to grow the culture of philanthropy.
Michele Brock, MBA, CFRE, Director of Fundraising, AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising
Michele serves as director of fundraising with AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising, where since 2010 she has consulted on numerous major fundraising campaigns, including the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Four Oaks Total Child, Matthew 25, Tanager Place, Prospect Meadows Ball Fields and Meth-Wick Community. She has introduced new services such as the Last Mile and the Ask Assistant to campaigns in order to help clients successfully reach fundraising goals. Michele started her major campaign fundraising career as a public relations and foundation director of UnityPoint Health-Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa, Iowa, where she directed a $4.5 million capital campaign to build a replacement hospital. Prior to working with UnityPoint Health she worked on capital campaigns at the Cedar Rapids nonprofit agency, Horizons. Michele serves as vice president of membership for the Eastern Iowa Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a former board president of the Catherine McAuley Center in Cedar Rapids. She is a CFRE, or Certified Fundraising Executive, and holds an MBA in organizational effectiveness and a BA in journalism/mass communications and Spanish, both from the University of Iowa.
Phoebe Trepp, Executive Director, Willis Dady Homeless Services
Phoebe has served as the Executive Director of Willis Dady Homeless Services in Cedar Rapids Iowa since 2015. During this time Willis Dady successfully launched and completed a $3 million capital campaign, the first in the agency’s history. Phoebe has helped develop and implement a range of programs to address the lack of affordable housing and homelessness. These include the Community Overflow Weather Shelter System; a shelter for anyone in need in Linn County during the winter months, a range of permanent supportive housing projects to help address the lack of affordable safe housing for people with multiple barriers, a regional homeless prevention program to help low-income residents avoid evictions and identify housing alternatives prior to becoming homeless, and Fresh Starts; a janitorial business that provides supported employment to people experiencing homelessness. Prior to her work at Willis Dady Phoebe worked at Shelter House in Iowa City, and the Appalachia Service Project in East Tennessee. She is pursuing a Masters of Public Health at the University of Iowa, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.