Traci A. Eckels
Chief Development Officer
As chief development officer, Traci Eckels leads KQED in its efforts surrounding securing major gifts — including contributions for annual operating support, project-specific support, and endowment and planned gifts — from individuals, foundations and governmental entities. She joined KQED in June 2000, was named vice president of development in August 2002 and chief development officer in October 2006. During her tenure she has worked closely with the Board of Directors, the Campaign for the Future cabinet, KQED senior managers and development staff to strategically cultivate and solicit prospects for all of KQED's funding needs. The Campaign for the Future reached its five-year $70 million goal in March 2004 with $75 million in total gifts, pledges and in-kind support committed.
Prior to coming to KQED, Traci served for 11 years in leadership positions within the development departments of San Francisco State University, the YWCA of Seattle and the School of Law (Boalt Hall) at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, holding a bachelor's degree in political economy of industrial societies.
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