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2018 Fall Forum

Developing a Culture of Giving

Traci Skalberg

Traci Skalberg

Traci Skalberg is currently in her 16th 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. Skalberg is responsible for policy development and fundraising that has produced an 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). Under Skalberg's direction, the GIPSF has been named a 4-star Charity by Charity Navigator for the last 5 consecutive years. Skalberg is a graduate of Hall County Leadership Tomorrow.