Director of Legacy Giving, Music Academy of the West
Jill Rode, CFRE, has more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. She has raised millions of dollars for many organizations, including Girl Scouts, Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Zoo, American Red Cross, and the YMCA. She currently serves as the Director of Legacy Giving at the Music Academy of the West, one of the nation's preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classically trained musicians.
Jill has held her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2000 and was recognized as AFP's Fundraiser of the Year in 2004. She has served as President of the Junior League of Santa Barbara and President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Santa Barbara Council of Gift Planners and on the marketing committee of the Los Angeles Council of Gift Planners.