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Rebecca J. Merrell, CFRE
Executive Vice President & Regional Director


Santa Barbara

Becca has more than 25 years of successful fund development and nonprofit management experience. As regional director for the Central Coast Region of NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC., Becca has partnered with a wide-variety of nonprofit organizations, guiding them to achieve their goals.

Among those who have benefited from her expertise are health care organizations, educational institutions, youth and human service organizations, as well as the arts, including; free clinics, hospitals, colleges, museums and churches. Her extensive knowledge has been valuable to nonprofits in creating and implementing dynamic fundraising programs as well as strategic planning, volunteer management and nonprofit administration.

Becca is a member of the faculty of the Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the California Lutheran University. An active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter, Becca has served as both president and board member. In 2008 she was recognized as Professional Fundraiser of the Year.

Becca earned her bachelors degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, graduating summa cum laude.

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