Community Development and Advancement Professional, Stacey Lockhart, Looks to Make a Difference at the Shelter and in the Las Vegas Community

LAS VEGAS, NV — On July 11, 2017, The Shade Tree, a shelter for women, children, and their pets, welcomed Stacey Lockhart as the new Executive Director of the nonprofit organization. Lockhart joins The Shade Tree community looking to continue the great work the shelter does for homeless and abused women and children in crisis while working in partnership with other organizations in the Corridor of Hope in order to develop greater visibility and a heightened awareness for the programs and services offered at The Shade Tree.

For the last several years, Lockhart served as Executive Director of the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation in the state of Washington. WVC’s educational district is the largest in the state spanning 10,000 square miles and serving more than 7,000 students. She supported a 25 member board of directors, oversaw the daily operations of the WVCF, forged community partnerships throughout the district and identified, cultivated, and solicited a myriad of individuals, corporations, and foundations for long-term sustainable financial support and as a result doubled the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation’s assets. Under Stacey’s leadership, the WVCF was named the 2014 Nonprofit of the Year by the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“I have a passion for fundraising and securing gifts from high-level donors and attracting philanthropic investments that are transformational — that is, the philanthropy that impacts and changes lives. These lifelong partnerships and relationships are key to better serve clients, and the same holds true when considering the residents of The Shade Tree,” Lockhart shared. She also used these same principles during her time as Development Director of U.S. Figure Skating, Director of Annual Giving for Eastern Washington University, and Regional Development Director for the Easter Seal Society of Washington.

Stacey is excited to share her perspectives on philanthropy and leadership with The Shade Tree and the Las Vegas community. She moves to Las Vegas with her husband Marlon Lockhart and has one daughter, Rebecca Marsh, who is a senior at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.