Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington, the local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, has recently hired Asa Tate as Director of Philanthropy and Mission Advancement.
In this position, Tate will provide strategy and leadership for the major gifts program to increase individual financial support. These contributions will help the organization achieve its vision to ensure a wish for each eligible child.
Tate has more than 15 years of experience as a fundraising professional. Prior to this position, she worked at KCTS 9 as the Major Gifts Officer. She has also worked at Technology Access Foundation, Food Lifeline and Girl Scouts - Totem Council.
She is the current Northwest Development Officer's Association (NDOA) Board Secretary and Chairs the Board Development & Operations Committee. Tate earned her B.A. from Western Washington University with a major in English Literature and a minor in French. She currently resides in Bellevue.
About Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington:
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington has granted wishes to more than 5,200 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the local chapter will grant more than 300 wishes. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. For more information about Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington and how you can share the power of a wish® please call 800.304.9474, visit akwa.wish.org or connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/northwestwishes or on Twitter at @MakeAWishAKWA.
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