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2017 NAPSF Conference

Building Legacy and Major Gift Funds at Your School Foundation

Traci Skalberg

Traci Skalberg

Traci Skalberg is currently in her 15th school year as Executive Director of the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation (GIPSF). She is a graduate of Doane University and also holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Skalberg has earned Education Foundation Certified Leader status through Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University and the National School Foundation Association. She is responsible for policy development and fundraising that has produced a 800% growth in assets at the GIPSF. Meanwhile, the GIPSF has invested over $10 million into students and increased the average annual revenue from just over $200,000 (FY01-FY03) to more than $2.1 million (FY12-FY17). Skalberg is a graduate of Hall County Leadership Tomorrow. She was selected to the Inaugural Class of the Top 35 under 35 by the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, Skalberg was named Woman of the Year by the Grand Island Independent. Skalberg currently serves on the board of directors for the National School Foundation Association and Peace Lutheran Church Foundation.