Board of Directors

2020 Officers

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Al Hove, headshot



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Jennifer Wolbrecht, Pierce College — President 

Jennifer has been involved in nonprofit development work in the Tacoma/Pierce County area since 2003, and credits AFP with helping her gain much of her fundraising education and community partnership work. “AFP has been both a staple and a lifeline for me in development work. When I joined AFP as a newly minted development staffer to now with several years under my belt, AFP has and continues to provide quality education, fellowship and a source of expertise in the field that is invaluable. I am happy to give back a fraction of what I’ve received from AFP by serving on the AFP South Sound board.” 


Al Hove, JD, Principal Counsel & CEO, PHOENIX RISEN Consulting — President Elect

"Over the past 30 years I have been fortunate to serve many nonprofits, in either a staff or consulting capacity. When asked to serve as an officer on the AFPSS board, I saw it as a terrific opportunity to ‘give back’ during a time of transition and great challenge for our profession. Our work includes the need to strengthen the skills and build the pipeline of the next generation of development professionals; and, AFPSS is at the forefront of these efforts."


Kate Albert Ward, AFPSS Admin — Immediate Past President and Membership Chair*

“I joined AFP South Sound almost seven years ago because I was new to fundraising. I have stayed involved because I really value the programming, networking, and leadership opportunities that our chapter makes possible.”


Sally Glover, South Sound Cancer Awareness Research Expansion Foundation — Treasurer


Rus Batten, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project — Secretary and IDEA Co-Chair

"I’ve been a member of AFP for over ten years, and I love it so much because it offers me the space and resources to continually evolve as a fundraiser, as a person, and as an active member in our vibrant communities. And I choose to give back as a volunteer because I’ve benefited so much from the programs and networking opportunities, and I want to be part of strengthening this purpose-driven organization with its goal to help build a better world and better future."


2020 Directors

Mary Brickle, Tacoma Art Museum —Marketing/Communications Chair

Jennie Griek, CFRE, Children's Museum Tacoma 

Emily Happy
, Principal at The Philanthropy Collective — South Sound Philanthropy Summit Co-Chair

Sue Loiland, CFRE, Pacific Lutheran University

Jill Rose, Pierce County Aids Foundation (PCAF) — IDEA Co-Chair

Laura Rose, Charles Wright Academy — Programs Co-Chair

Ruth Tollefson, CFRE, Amara

Missy Zenczak Candler, United Way Pierce County — Program Co-Chair


Chapter Administrator

Kate Albert Ward

After several years as an AFPSS volunteer, I am excited to serve our chapter in this new way. I started on the Young Professionals Committee and have since filled the roles of Marketing/Communications Chair, Membership Chair, and Board President. I feel well equipped to perform all of the duties of the Chapter Administrator and look forward to connecting with our members in this capacity.

*non-voting Board member