Twelve fundraisers promoted to FIA Fellow status in 2021
FIA has elevated 12 fundraisers from around Australia to the rank of Fellow in 2021.
The FIA Fellows program recognises fundraisers who have made significant contributions to FIA and the fundraising sector and advance ethical and effective fundraising through their work, both paid and voluntary.
The FFIA designation represents the pinnacle of service to their work, FIA and the broader fundraising community.
Katherine Raskob, FIA’s chief executive officer, congratulated the fundraisers, noting that FIA is always keen to acknowledge distinguished service and celebrate careers and contributions through the member journey.
“Our professional honours system recognises distinguished service from our members, those who uphold the very highest professional and ethical standards of fundraising and have made a significant contribution to society,” she said.
A mix of practitioners and suppliers to the sector made the Fellows list in 2021:
New South Wales
Frances Cinelli FFIA, fundraising manager, Wesley Mission
Dan Geaves FFIA, creative strategy director, Marlin Communications
Georgina King FFIA ACC, founder, Raucous Caucus
Nicola Norris FFIA, fundraising and marketing director, The Shepherd Centre
Ashley Rose FFIA, chief executive officer, Mondial Telephone Fundraising
Jakki Travers FFIA, gifts in wills and mid-value program manager, The Smith Family
Ruth Wicks FFIA, senior consultant, More Growth Pty Ltd.
Paul Tavatgis FFIA, partner, Fundraising Partners Ltd. Pty.
Rebecca Miller FFIA, strategic fundraising manager, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Ginta Orchard FFIA, executive officer, Neurosurgical Research Foundation
John Burns FFIA, director of fundraising, Plan International Australia
Paige Gibbs FFA, head of marketing and fundraising, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
Members awarded Fellow of FIA status are entitled to use the FFIA (Fellow, FIA) designation after their name to highlight their achievement.
The 12 fundraisers received official recognition at a virtual ceremony at FIA’s annual general meeting on 9 March.