Deb Dale

Deb Dale, CFRE, recently joined Arizona Public Media as their first Chief Development Officer. In this role she oversees AZPM’s audience services, fundraising, membership and underwriting revenue centers and teams. She holds her CFRE credential (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and is an Association of Fundraising Professionals Master Trainer ®.

Over the course of her career, she has helped raise over $50 million and assisted organizations in distributing tens of millions more. She was named the Southern Arizona Fundraising Executive of the Year, has been honored by the University of Arizona’s Eller College and was named one of Tucson’s ’40 Under 40’ Business Leaders.

Prior to joining AZPM she spent over a decade as a fundraising and nonprofit management consultant with Smith & Dale, LLC and Deb Dale & Associates. In that role she provided fundraising and executive coaching, facilitated board retreats, strategic planning processes, educational trainings, and performance audits for countless organizations. She also helped design and implement capital campaigns for more than a dozen organizations.

Deb has served on numerous committees and boards of directors over the years. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tucson’s Leading Women, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Planned Giving Round Table of Southern Arizona and Old Pueblo Water Polo. She has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, is a native Tucsonan, University of Arizona graduate, and All-American water polo player.

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