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, campaign 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, the Campaign 21 Leadership Council, KQED senior managers, and KQED development staff in strategically cultivating and soliciting 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. Campaign 21 began its quiet phase in January 2013.
Prior to coming to KQED, Eckels served for eleven 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. Eckels is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, holding a bachelor's degree in political economy of industrial societies.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Black History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Black History Month. During February, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on African American themes and issues.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.