Born and raised in Nome, Alaska, Gale received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master of Arts in Rural Development through the University of Alaska Fairbanks Peace Corps Master’s International Program. She holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Her diverse career has taken her from designing a regional scholars program in honor of Siberian Yup’ik Elder Caleb Pungowiyi to directing marketing and donor relations at the Alaska Community Foundation. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Gale returned to Alaska in 2012 to continue advocating for causes she cares about and to #dogood. In 2013, LGT was introduced to the Pride Foundation and fell in love. She would go on to make her first ever stretch gift to the Pride Foundation and continues today as a monthly donor and a community volunteer for LGBTQ+ causes in Anchorage. Gale joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in 2013 to continue learning best practices and ethical fundraising and eventually made the best career decision to become a dedicated nonprofit fundraiser. She has served in multiple capacities on the AFP Alaska Chapter Board of Directors and currently is active in their Programming and Diversity committees. Today, LGT serves as a task force member on the Women Impact Initiative as part of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Impact Program for the Association of Fundraising Professional IHQ and is a board member of Story Works Alaska. LGT prefers to commute by her 9:ZERO:7 Whiteout fat tire bicycle, is a Star Trek TNG fanatic, and volunteers her time, talent and treasure to organizations working to create equitable access for all. LGT invites participation, not just visitation at the Anchorage Museum as their Awesome Giving Manager.

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