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Newsletter: Edition 1, Volume 19

Getting to Know Your Board Members

Dawn Nowakowski, National Philanthropy Day Chair

Dawn NowakowskiTitle/Organization: 

Corporate Development & Community Engagement, Wisconsin Public Television

How long have you been in fundraising?  

Professionally 7 years, but I have over 15 years as a volunteer on boards and nonprofit organizations.

When did you join AFP?

June 2016

Have you ever worked in another field (ie marketing, sales, finance, etc)?  

Yes, I spent the first 20 years of my career in retail banking in the metro-Milwaukee market as a VP of Retail Sales, I have wholesale mortgage experience, ran a mortgage company, and have experience in strategic planning and sales training. 

What superhero skill/trait would you pick?

Teleportation 

What’s the best vacation you've ever taken? 

Family Ski Trip to Steamboat

Share two truths and a lie about yourself:

I played women's hockey for 2 years. I have 3 tattoos. My Great Great Grandfather has a monument in his honor.

What are you most passionate about?

Social Justice

What book do you always recommend to others?

The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity 

What is something that may surprise people to know about you?

I crawled across a cornfield so the bull in the pasture wouldn't see me and charge. 


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