Alicia Kopp, Development Director / by Gretchen Bourg

Alicia began her professional career as a High School English teacher. Upon her husband’s law school graduation and subsequent move, she found herself navigating a different career path. After 5 years of teaching, she landed in the non-profit Management and Development world and has remained there for nearly two decades.

Utilizing her talent for meticulous organization, community engagement, and cross-categorical interaction, she has developed an expansive skill set that reaches a multitude of organizational needs. Her experience includes: interfacing between Board and staff, budget development and oversight, the design, promotion and delivery of quality programs, and advancing programmatic strategies. She is skilled at volunteer coordination, events management, and overseeing entire Advancement Departments. She has maintained a diverse donor and engagement portfolio comprised of individuals, corporations and foundations. In addition, she has vast experience in grant writing and funds management ranging from small, local agencies, to private foundations and Federal funding. One of her greatest pleasures is relationship cultivation. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life and various interests. Alicia believes very strongly in human to human interaction and the power it has to promote great things.

Alicia is an avid gardener. She spends many winter evenings daydreaming over seed catalogs. She finds deep joy in reading great literature and attending the theater. She credits her work ethic to her parents and the Southwest Wisconsin dairy farm they raised her on. They instilled in her a deep land ethic, which she promotes unabashedly. Alicia and her husband, Josh, are the proud parents of two amazing little boys, Henry and Truman. It is for them that she maintains an enthusiasm for helping to foster relationships based on compassion, humility, a willingness to learn, and a healthy dose of humor.