The professional speaker, author and executive coach has served on the DMACC Foundation Board for the past five years
Perea said the Foundation's Annual CEO Golf Outing
has been a tremendous success in raising money used to fund student
The Foundation is establishing a new Development Committee.
“I wake up every morning and ask myself, 'what can I do to support the DMACC Foundation today?'" Perea said.
Professional speaker, author and executive coach Rita Perea has been named the new President of the
DMACC Foundation Board of Directors. She replaces Mike Grandgeorge as president. She has served on the Foundation Board for the past five years.
thrilled to welcome Rita into her new position with the DMACC
Foundation," said Tara Connolly, Executive Director of the DMACC
Foundation. “Rita has the energy, dedication and passion to lead our
board to achieve new heights. We're looking forward to her leadership
and initiatives for 2021."
One of the integral roles of the
DMACC Foundation is to raise scholarship funds to support the academic success of DMACC students.
Foundation's CEO Golf Outing has enjoyed tremendous success in raising
more than $3.2 million since it began in 2008, with all of the money
used to fund student scholarships.
“Our 'secret sauce' for this
overwhelmingly successful annual event is the group of dedicated
sponsors, players, volunteers and, of course, the Foundation staff, who
support this as the premier fundraiser to attend," Perea said. “We are
very fortunate to enjoy the continued support of Dennis Albaugh, who
hosts the CEO Golf Outing at his private Talons of Tuscany golf course,
and Curt VanVeldhuizen, event chair."
Under her leadership, the Foundation is establishing a Development Committee.
innovative team will be designed to create higher-level engagement
opportunities for Foundation Board members by aligning our fundraising
strategies and leveraging our collective network of potential giving
Perea describes her leadership style as both visionary and collaborative.
“I have a vision of the next level of success that the
Foundation can reach centered around the financial needs of DMACC
students," Perea said. “I'm working collaboratively with President Rob
Denson, Foundation Executive Director Tara Connolly, our Foundation
Executive Committee, Board Member colleagues and funding partners to
keep gifts to the DMACC Foundation on the forefront of everyone's mind. I
wake up every morning and ask myself, 'what can I do to support the
DMACC Foundation today?' It's noble work."
Perea is celebrating
her 20th year as the President and CEO of the Rita Perea Leadership
Consulting Group. In addition to serving as President of the DMACC
Foundation Board, she is into her third Senate-approved term on the
State Engineering and Land Surveying Licensing Board, and also the Des
Moines Embassy Club Board.
She is also a proud DMACC parent of a son who has two associate degrees from DMACC.
seen first-hand how the outstanding instructors at DMACC can influence
and transform a student's life," Perea said. “I whole-heartedly believe
in and strive to support the vision and mission of DMACC."
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