Apra-NW is the regional organization for individuals interested in the field of Prospect Development. Apra-NW is committed to serving, representing, and advancing the professionals and practices that enable the philanthropic success of institutions that rely on fundraising for achieving their missions. We foster a collaborative environment for sharing and discussion, while leading the development, dissemination, and advancement of best practices, resources, thinking, and trends.
Apra-NW Board Members
All Board members, except Conference Director, serve a two-year term.
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Amelia Hooper (2021-2022)
Director of Prospect Research
University of Puget Sound—Tacoma, WA
Amelia Hooper joined the University of Puget Sound research team in 2016 and was promoted to director of prospect research in August 2020. She has a BA in Modern Literary Studies from UC Santa Cruz and she originally hails from the Central Valley of California (or, as the New York Times calls it, "the Land of a Billion Vegetables"). Along with her partner and one very needy cat, Amelia lives in Tacoma.
Vice President and Treasurer
Lindsay Welliver (2021-2023)
University of Washington—Seattle, WA
Lindsay Welliver entered the prospect research field in 2009 as an assistant to the prospect research team at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Prospect research turned out to be a natural fit for her skills and interests, and in 2011 she moved into a prospect researcher role at CHLA. In 2013 she moved back to her home state of Washington and joined the Prospect Development team at University of Washington as a Research Strategist. Lindsay holds her BA in theatre arts from Western Washington University, and outside of work you might spot her performing on stages around Seattle! She also loves staying active, mostly by running, biking, hiking and yoga-ing around the great Pacific Northwest.
Sophia Astrene (2021-2023)
Prospect Development Analyst
University of Illinois Foundation—Pullman, WASophia moved to the PNW from Chicago in 2020 and held research positions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and Washington State University. She has recently returned to her former team at the University of Illinois Foundation to work as a remote Prospect Development Analyst. Prior to joining the field of prospect research Sophia received a B.S. in Sociology and an M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Sophia enjoys road tripping around the country with her two German Shepherds, Frank and Fiona.
Annette Puttkammer (2020-2022)
Associate Director of Prospect Research
The University of Montana Foundation—Missoula, MT
Annette grew up in Santa Monica, Calif. A former wilderness ranger, Annette has worked in prospect research and management at the University of Montana Foundation since 2000. She holds degrees from San Diego State University and Colorado State University. In addition to being an outdoors lover who hikes, backpacks, bikes, and cross-country skis, Annette enjoys time at home baking and reading, and laughing at the goofy antics of her two cats.
Anne Wilson (2020-2022)
Oregon State University—Corvallis, OR
Anne has been with the Oregon State University Foundation since 2019 as a Prospect Research Analyst. Previously she was a Library Information Analyst at the University of Arizona Libraries. Anne has a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Oregon and an MLS from the University of Arizona. She lives in Corvallis, OR where she enjoys reading, hiking, and learning to knit.
Director of Development
Inland Northwest Opera—Coeur d'Alene, IDKimberly Babb joined Inland Northwest Opera as Director of Development in May of 2021 and is excited about this new challenge. INO is a small but mighty opera company that is looking to grow in the next several years. Previously, she was at the Spokane Symphony and Fox Theater in various development positions, including major gifts, prospect research, and project management. Kimberly and her husband live in Spokane. They are currently spending all of their spare time on house renovations.
Director of Prospect Management & Research
Providence Health and Services—Seattle, WACheryl has been the director of research and prospect management with Providence Health and Services since June 2021. Previously, she was the director of research and prospect management with the Swedish Medical Center Foundation in Seattle. Cheryl has worked in similar roles at New York University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of South Florida. She has a BA in history from Florida Gulf Coast University and a MA in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida.
Anna Pappert (2020-2022)
The Trust for Public Land—Bozeman, MT
Anna has been with The Trust for Public Land since 2014, where in her role as Philanthropy Coordinator she handles prospect research and management for the Northern Rockies and Texas field offices. Previously she was a fundraiser for Donate Life Northwest, a small Portland, OR non-profit promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation, and she served a year in a Forest Grove, OR AmeriCorps program. Anna has a B.A. in philosophy from University of Florida. She lives in Bozeman, MT with her husband and two kids, and when she’s not working can often be found outside – running, hiking, camping, and exploring with her family.
Mackenzie Wipf (2020-2022)
Prospect Strategy Analyst
Woodland Park Zoo—Seattle, WA
Mackenzie Wipf has been the Prospect Strategy Analyst at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle since January 2020. She began working in the fundraising space at Seattle University School of Law in 2018, where she worked on research, alumni/donor engagement, and annual giving efforts. She received her bachelor’s degree from Seattle University in 2014 with a double major in Economics and Marketing.
Apra-NW Board Member Position Descriptions