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Nancy J. Ackerman
Vice President


Los Angeles

A vice president with NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC., Nancy brings nonprofit management and fundraising experience in the social services, arts and faith-based sectors. Her expertise includes, major gifts, prospect identification and cultivation, endowments, board development and strategic planning.

Prior to joining the firm, Nancy was Chief Advancement Officer for the Pasadena Symphony Association, where she increased subscription renewal donations by 74%, established an endowed chair in the orchestra, and advanced annual fundraising to $1.3 million within her first year. She was previously Assistant to the Bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, where she was responsible for all corporate operations of the office of the bishop including fiduciary stewardship, financial management, fund development, governance, board development, policy administration, personnel management, strategic planning and execution, and property management. She also previously served as Director of Development for Solheim Lutheran Home, where she managed capital campaigns and established an endowment for nursesí continuing education.

Nancy volunteers on the Annual Fund Committee of Hillsides, and with the Sierra Summer Festival (Mammoth Lakes, CA). She has been president of her church endowment committee and chaired the Lutheran Planned Giving Partnership of Southern California and Hawaii.

Nancy received her Bachelor of Arts from The Pennsylvania State University and earned a Certificate in Fundraising from UCLA Extension.

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