Serving fundraising professionals in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington

About Us

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.
(click on a name for their email)

 

Interim President


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)

Research Strategist

University of Washington—Seattle, WA

Lindsay Welliver (she/they) entered the prospect research field in 2009 at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Foundation. In 2013 she joyfully returned to her home state of Washington, and has been a research strategist with the Prospect Development team at the University of Washington ever since. Lindsay holds her BA in theatre arts from Western Washington University, and outside of work you might spot her performing on stages around Seattle! 

 


Secretary


Sophia Astrene (2021-2023)

Prospect Development Analyst

University of Illinois Foundation—Pullman, WA

Sophia 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.  


Membership Director

Annette Puttkammer (2020-2022)

Associate Director of Prospect Research

The University of Montana FoundationMissoula, 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.


Mentorship Director


Anne Wilson (2020-2022)
Prospect Research Analyst

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. 

 

Conference Director


Kimberly Babb (2021-2022)

Director of Development

Inland Northwest Opera—Coeur d'Alene, ID

Kimberly 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.


Programming Director


Cheryl Kugler (2021-2023)

Director of Prospect Management & Research

Providence Health and ServicesSeattle, WA

Cheryl 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.


Communications Director


Anna Pappert (2020-2022)

Philanthropy Coordinator

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.


Webmaster


Mackenzie Wipf (2020-2022)

Prospect Strategy Analyst

Woodland Park ZooSeattle, 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.


 

 

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