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Amber Ramirez, JD, CAP®

Senior Director, Development

Amber serves as Senior Director, Development for the Arizona Community Foundation. In this role, Amber leads the Development team to cultivate new donor relationships, manages a portfolio of fundholders and legacy donors, partners with professional advisors, and leads the promotion and cultivation of complex non-cash gift opportunities.  She partners with ACF’s Donor Experience Team to maximize the donor experience and positively impact the community. 

Amber is a former estate planning attorney and most recently served as a Sr. Director of Philanthropy, Estate & Major Gifts at Desert Botanical Garden. In this role, Amber led advancement programs, helped donors craft their planned, major and capital gifts to support the Garden’s operating fund, endowment, and strategic initiatives. Amber served on the Editorial Advisory Group for Public Garden magazine and is a past board member of Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona and Arizona Center for the Blind.  

In addition to her technical background, having practiced law for six years, Amber brings with her a deep knowledge of fundraising and the nonprofit community. Amber received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, earned her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation through the American College of Financial Services, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Arizona State University.