Business Relationship Manager
A long-time friend to the nonprofit, business and arts communities, Alison brings a decade of experience as a corporate funder to the new Business Partnership Manger role. She leads the Arts Impact Fund team and is responsible for building meaningful connections between business and the arts in the region. In addition to the Arts Impact Fund, Alison helps inspire funding support and awareness for Juice (formerly known as Arts Breakfast of Champions) and RACC’s board training program, Art of Leadership.
Before joining RACC, Alison managed The Standard’s corporate giving program and charitable foundation. Prior to that she produced national tradeshows and spent nearly ten years at Nordstrom as a department manager and sales associate. Alison is thrilled to call RACC her work home and loves supporting art and culture a fun and easy choice for everyone. A native Portlander, Alison is happiest in the woods, at a concert or drinking beer in the neighborhood with her husband Chris.
Donor Data & Technology SpecialistOriginally from New England, Chad is now happy to call Portland his home. At RACC since 2010, Chad handles day to day data entry, reporting, graphic design, and varied other duties for the Arts Impact Fund team. When he’s not staring down spreadsheets, Chad can be found toiling in his garden, on a bicycle, and playing guitar–though not usually all at once.
Workplace Giving Coordinator
Windy is more than a decade into her nonprofit fundraising and communications career, and she is still inspired daily by the generosity and dedication of people she meets along the way.
In her role as Workplace Giving Coordinator, she enjoys being an advocate for our region’s arts and culture organizations. She is always eager to spark new ways for people to think about arts programming and services and the significant impact they have on our communities.
Before joining RACC in 2010, Windy held fundraising positions with environmental organizations, and she completed her master’s degrees in communications and nonprofit management as a proud Oregon Duck. When not in the office, she enjoys going on long adventures down Mt. Hood Forest service roads, beating her husband at Carcassonne, unleashing her creativity through yardwork, and spoiling her two kitties.
Donor Data ClerkAt RACC, Sean processes donor and donation information and develops scripts/programs to improve operational efficiency.
Born and raised in Ohio to definitely human parents, Sean moved to Oregon in 2008 to pursue a career in software engineering. Nowadays he is finding ways to apply his engineering skills in other areas while pursuing his love of both origami tessellations and surrealist art under the umbrella of Studio Antipode, selling his work locally at the Portland Saturday Market since 2015.
Workplace Giving Associate
Ian is thrilled to join RACC as the Workplace Giving Associate. He will play a vital role in supporting 60+ workplace giving campaigns, from the campaign planning phase through pledge entry and donor acknowledgement.
Ian has worked for many years as a science communicator and STEM educator and loves exploring the world through science. He has traveled all across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest sharing science and engaging communities. However after 10+ years on the road he decided a change was needed. Ian is now excited to be serving his other love, the arts!
He is a New Jersey native but after living in the PNW since age 8 he considers Oregon his home. Ian grew up in a family full of performers, signers, poets, writers and musicians. Between his family life and being a self-described “band geek” in high school Ian feels blessed to have been raised and educated with the arts front and center in his life. They have brought him much joy, insight and inspiration and he believes everyone deserves the same!
When not at work you can find him exploring our amazing state via cycling, hiking and backpacking, out at live music events dancing and celebrating or curled up at home lost in a science fiction novel.