Amber joined ACF in July of 2022 as a Senior Philanthropic Advisor. In this role, she works closely with the team to expand development of complex asset gifts. Amber serves as a relationship manager to a portfolio of fundholders and legacy donors, works on new fund and planned gift development and leads the promotion and cultivation of complex asset gift opportunities.
Amber is a former estate planning attorney and has been serving most recently as a Sr. Director of Philanthropy, Estate & Major Gifts at the 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 has a deep knowledge of fundraising and the nonprofit community. Amber received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) certification through the American College of Financial Services, and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Arizona State University.