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Arla Gibson

Director of Development

Arla Gibson, Director of Development, is a quality-oriented professional with more than twenty-five years of leadership and business management experience in community-based organizations and the private sector. Ms. Gibson has extensive experience developing resources for the nonprofit community including capital campaigns, collaborative projects, grant writing, grant administration, and fund accounting. Prior to join Capital Public Radio, Ms. Gibson was the Executive Director of PEACE for Families for more than 12 years. PEACE is a nonprofit organization providing domestic violence and rape crisis victim services in Placer County, California. Her experience there included a successful $2.5 million Capital Campaign for a new domestic violence shelter.

Ms. Gibson received her B.A. degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, and has successfully completed numerous additional training programs in board development, planned giving, leadership and nonprofit management. Ms. Gibson loves to kayak, entertain at home, and sings in a Celtic/folk band.