Traci Skalberg - Treasurer

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Executive Director, GIPS Foundation - Grand Island, NE

Traci Skalberg is currently in her 14th 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 a 700% growth in assets at the GIPSF.  Meanwhile, the GIPSF has invested over $9 million into students and increased the average annual revenue from just over $200,000 (FY01-FY03) to more than $1.9 million (FY12-FY16). Under Skalberg's direction, the GIPSF has been named a 4-star Charity by Charity Navigator for the last 3 consecutive years. 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. Currently, Skalberg is leading work with Nebraska School Foundations to build the Nebraska Association of Public School Foundations. She joined the NSFA Board in 2016.