Janice Gow Pettey left the Foundation in July 2013.
She is the former Vice President for Resource Development. Prior to joining The Asia Foundation, Janice served in various senior development and executive roles with nonprofit institutions including United Way, Red Cross, and the Foundation of City College of San Francisco. From 2000-2004, she served as the CEO of the Sacrament Region Community Foundation.
Ms. Pettey is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco in the School of Management, and is on the faculty at the Center on Philanthropy, housed at Indiana University, where she teaches principles and techniques of fundraising for The Fund Raising School.
Janice is the author of Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising (Wiley 2002), and the editor/author of Ethical Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers (Wiley 2008). She is a past chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) international ethics committee, in addition to prior leadership roles on the AFP international board. Her expertise in nonprofit ethics is recognized internationally and Janice’s presentations on ethical fundraising span three continents. She has served as an expert witness at the federal level on the topic of ethical fundraising. She is the current chair of the Research Council for AFP, and is the treasurer and member of the board of Certified Fund Raising Executives International (CFREi). Her civic involvement includes the following boards: Graduate Theological Union, United Religions Initiative, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. In 2008, Janice was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award for her work in the philanthropic field by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Janice is a former Peace Corps volunteer. She received her Peace Corps training on the Taos Pueblo Indian reservation in New Mexico, and served as a public health worker in rural Korea. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and her dissertation research includes the Philippines and Korea.
Education: Received her Doctorate from USF in 2013. Master’s Degree in nonprofit administration from Regis University (Colorado). B.A. in literature from Park University (Missouri).
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