University of Alaska (UA) Foundation President Carla Beam has named Megan Riebe associate vice president of development and executive director of the UA Foundation. Reibe will start at the UA Foundation on June 25, 2012.
Riebe will provide day-to-day management of the foundation and serve as a key player in system-wide fund development efforts. She will be based in Anchorage and will travel to Fairbanks and Juneau regularly.
Riebe brings to the UA Foundation more than sixteen years of experience in fundraising and non-profit management, including ten years in higher education. She comes to the UA Foundation from Gonzaga University where she was the director of development for Strategy and Leadership Gifts. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of development roles for Washington State University (her alma mater), and for the Washington State University Foundation.
“Riebe’s strength in identifying strategic links between university priorities and donor interests complements the goal of raising more private support for the University of Alaska’s campuses and programs throughout the state,” said Beam, who has a dual role as the vice president of University Relations.
Riebe has a B.A. in business administration and marketing from WSU, and was awarded the 22nd Annual CASE District VIII Juried Silver Award in 2004 in the promotional copy writing category for “Case Statement: WSU Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.”