Junior League of Phoenix adds Shughart as director of development

The Junior League of Phoenix announced that Reese Shughart has joined the staff as the director of development.

Reese Shughart (submitted photo)

Reese Shughart (submitted photo)

The primary focus of her position will be to support the development, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors related to corporate giving, annual campaign, foundations and grants.

She will work directly with the JLP president, staff, board of directors and members to maximize the League’s fundraising opportunities in order to achieve long-term sustainability in serving the Phoenix community, according to a press release.

Prior to joining JLP, Ms. Shughart worked in fund development with nonprofit organizations in the Valley including the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix Day, Experience Matters and Upward for Children and Families. In her more than 18 years of experience, she secured more than $1.5 million annually through development efforts in grant writing, marketing, community relations, social media, special events and donor development.

Ms. Shughart is especially passionate about organizations focused on early childhood education, health and human services, volunteerism and developmental disabilities.

“The Junior League of Phoenix is thrilled to introduce the director of development position this year and we couldn’t be more confident in the expertise that Reese adds to our team,” stated Anne Trauter, JLP president, in the release. “Her extensive background in fund development combined with her passion for improving the community will help JLP make a greater impact in our focus area of ‘Building a Healthy Arizona.’”

Originally from Los Angeles, Ms. Shughart has spent most of her life in Arizona. She earned her B.A. from Arizona State University and also studied abroad at the Universita Firenze, Italia. Fluent in Spanish, she has served as a translator for international organizations visiting the area. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, interior decorating and following professional and college athletics.

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