Fitzgerald, a veteran of philanthropy, development and nonprofit management,
has been named the executive director of the Clackamas Community College
Foundation. The CCC Board of Education approved the hire at its June meeting.
Fitzgerald will start on July 2.
been a consultant at his own company, Visionwork, of Paso Robles, Calif., for
the past 20 years. During that time he has assisted dozens of nonprofits with
vision planning, board development, fiscal management, policy development,
government relations, team building and fund development. He is also the
cofounder of NOZA, the world’s largest searchable database of charitable gifts
for use by nonprofit prospect researchers and development departments. NOZA was
acquired by Blackbaud Inc. in 2010.
career includes several years with the Catholic Family Services of Los Angeles
as the executive director of the Hope In Youth program and director of the
Family and Community Services Division. He earned his bachelor’s degree in
social work at Fresno State University and his master’s in counseling at Oregon
executive director replaces Karen Martini, who is retiring from the CCC
Foundation at the end of the month. She started work at CCC in 1999 as director
of development and was named executive director of the Foundation in 2006.
Under her leadership, the Foundation’s endowment grew from $8 million to $12
million and annual student scholarships increased from $450,000 to $600,000.
Foundation is a 501(3)(C) nonprofit that generates funding to provide access
through scholarships and grants for students to pursue their educational and
career paths. The Foundation also supports efforts to grow programs, renovate
and build facilities, and enhance technology, creating an environment where
students can be successful in moving into careers or furthering their
information, please contact Janet Paulson at 503-594-3162.