Happy Wednesday! Last month, we shared the facility improvements that were made during the off-season and that we had officially completed construction of Phase II of the Ice Barn project. Today, we wanted to share a few updates as it relates to Phase III and our next big fundraising push:
First, we are thrilled to announce Pete Geddes as Chair of GIF's Fundraising Advisory Committee. Pete is the Managing Director of the American Prairie Reserve and has served as a valuable member of both the GIF and BAHA Board of Director's for nearly a decade. While Pete has remained involved as an Ex-Officio Board Member for the GIF for the past two years - we are thrilled to have is experience guiding our fundraising efforts in a more formal way moving forward.
We've also made a few tweaks to our staff duties to better align our time and energy with our strategic goals. Moving forward, Chelsea will be serving as our Campaign Director - leading fundraising efforts for Phase III; and Anna will be serving as our Director of Special Projects - overseeing all aspects of the 8th annual Gloves Off Gala, facility advertising sales, and daily operations.
We are excited about these subtle changes and believe they will allow us to be most effective as we look to further extend the Ice Barn season. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Or feel free to stop by our office - which we affectionately call "the Cabin" - located just east of the entrance to Haynes Pavilion!
Chelsea and Anna