Who we are
Business Partnership 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 Work for Art team and is responsible for building meaningful connections between business and the arts in the region. In addition to Work for Art, Alison will help inspire funding support and awareness for the Arts Breakfast of Champions, Battle of the Bands, Art of Leadership, RACC’s arts integration program and The Right Brain Initiative.
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 can’t wait to make 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.
Workplace Giving Coordinator
Matt joined the Work for Art team in the summer of 2015 as the newest Workplace Giving Coordinator. In his role, he connects with people through campaign events and shares the important work of regional arts and culture organizations. He began studying music at the age of eleven, received an undergraduate degree in music education, and taught high school instrumental music for nine years. Matt has a master’s degree in arts administration from the University of Kentucky and is a passionate advocate of the arts. Originally from Kentucky, Matt and his family are now enjoying all of the wonderful things Oregon has to offer. He enjoys hiking with his dogs, and volunteering with his son’s music and dance pursuits.
Donor Data Clerk
Sara is delighted to join RACC as the Work for Art Donor Data Clerk. Sara supports the Work for Art workplace giving program through data entry, database maintenance, reporting, and accounting assistance. She has a background in anthropology and law and has volunteered with Portland’s Museum of Contemporary Craft, the National Lawyers Guild and Community Energy Project through AmeriCorps. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Sara loves gardening, family, photography and film.
Languages Spoken: Farsi
Donor Data & Technology Specialist
Originally 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 Work for Art 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 thrilled to apply her experience and interest in fundraising and public relations as the Work for Art Campaign Associate. She enjoys talking with people at campaign events about the importance of supporting the services of arts and culture organizations and also the MANY benefits of giving to Work for Art! After serving in various development roles for environmental nonprofits, she is on a new and exciting career voyage through arts and culture. Windy graduated from the University of Oregon in 2008 with a master’s degree in communication and a certificate in nonprofit management. When she is not out at a campaign event or tweeting for Work for Art, she is often found playing her classical guitar, jogging in her favorite neighborhoods, and hanging out with her husband.