I will bring to KPFK’s Local Station Board a twenty-five year history in professional fund raising for major research universities e.g. Harvard and Stanford, and major environmental organizations e.g. Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, and the Nature Conservancy. I have as long a background working in progressive causes and am a member of Amnesty International, Sierra Club, ACLU, Earthjustice, and other environmental, social justice, and anti-war organizations. In the 1970s I worked at the Center for Law in the Public Interest, the first environmental law firm in California. Our major lawsuits include the battle against building of the nuclear power plant at San Onofre, the Century Freeway, cases representing clients in coastal areas that led to the establishment of the California Coastal Commission, and efforts to halt offshore oil drilling and pipeline construction. I have been a member of the Progressive Democrats for America here in Los Angeles since 2002. In all of my staff positions as a development officer I worked with board members on fund raising and governance and created advisory/campaign committees to raise funds. Therefore I understand how to implement donor programs of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship and how to set in motion the process of creating a new strategic plan that incorporates revenue goals and projections to secure KPFK’s future.
As a long term listener and financial supporter of Pacifica, (KPFA and KPFK) I believe that I can help to lead in developing policies and programs that will give KPFK a more diversified fundraising program that would include all aspects of major giving (sustainers and $1,000 + donors) as well as legacy giving, e.g. bequests, life income gifts (charitable trusts, pooled income funds, and gift annuities) designed for large and small donors alike. Because of my dedication to KPFK’s mission, these new opportunities to raise funds can be structured to be compatible with KPFK’s traditions and policies. Along with other board, staff, and listener members, my goal is to insure the long term sustainability of this vitally important media network and to keep KPFK’s mission vibrant and relevant now and in the future.