Sara Jean Burke, ARCS Atlanta president says, “Our chapter’s strategic plan is a great blueprint for achieving our chapter vision to fund STEM scholars who will change the world, but we still have work to do to achieve all of our priorities that are outlined in the plan.” To that end, the Atlanta board has approved the addition of a Vice President of Strategy to its Board of Directors. This new position will have oversight of strategy execution and will work in close partnership with the President to ensure that chapter resources and procedures are aligned with the Strategic Plan.
Nancy Chambers has accepted the position for a two-year term. Nancy previously served as chapter Assistant Treasurer, VP Finance and Treasurer, and VP Fund Development. She is an officer on ARCS National Board of Directors where she currently serves as Corporate Secretary.
Nancy’s initial efforts in the new role center on initiatives to address the top two priorities of the 2020-23 ARCS Atlanta Strategic plan: (1) Grow donations and diversify our donor base, and (2) Improve awareness of ARCS as an organization that champions and raises funds to support college and graduate level research scientists in Georgia. She is currently working with a subcommittee that is focused on inviting thought leaders and corporations in the Atlanta community who are not aware of ARCS to attend our upcoming Scholar Awards Celebration.
“Awareness is the key to fundraising growth, and we are working at the grassroots level to introduce ARCS to an audience that extends beyond our close-knit membership. ARCS Scholars are our pride and joy and what better way to showcase ARCS and its importance to our region than to show off these brilliant scholars?” says Nancy.
You Can Help: Do you know of an influencer in a corporation or association that ARCS should get to know? If so, please contact Nancy at nchambers@Atlanta.ARCSFoundation.org to discuss and we will add them to our SAC invitation list.