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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

NEWS RELEASE

News Bureau Schofield Hall 201 Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire Foundation Welcomes
New Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations 

MAILED: June 21, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  Heidi Fisher has been named director of annual giving and donor relations for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation.
         Fisher, a 1990 special education graduate of UW-Eau Claire, will begin her new position July 22. She will fill the position left by Ann Moyer, who is relocating with her family to southern Wisconsin.
         "I'm pleased to welcome Heidi to the Foundation staff," said Kimera Way, UW-Eau Claire executive director of development. "She brings to the position valuable perspectives gained from years of working in the nonprofit sector and her coursework in a master's degree program in nonprofit management. Her insights will be an important addition as we continue our efforts with the Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign for UW-Eau Claire."
         As director of annual giving and donor relations, Fisher will develop short- and long-term plans to increase annual private support from alumni and friends of UW-Eau Claire. Some of her responsibilities will include overseeing direct mail solicitations, targeted appeals, the Foundation's telemarketing operation, the annual campus campaign, and donor stewardship programs.
         Fisher also will be a member of the professional staff of Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence, UW-Eau Claire's first comprehensive fund-raising campaign to secure $35 million in private support for the university's people and programs. She will be accountable for the success of the annual giving component of the campaign.
         "I am eager to have the opportunity to work with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and begin to repay some of the debt that I feel I owe both public education and the Eau Claire community," Fisher said. "I appreciate the confidence UW-Eau Claire has placed in me and look forward to participating in the present and the future of the UW-Eau Claire community."
         Previously Fisher worked for nine years in various staff and volunteer positions with Literacy Volunteers of America-Chippewa Valley, where she was Chippewa County coordinator, tutor training coordinator, a state trainer, volunteer tutor, board member, programming and planning chairperson and Reading Is Fundamental chairperson.
         In May 2003, Fisher will graduate from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., with a master of arts degree in nonprofit management.
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Updated: June 21, 2002