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Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Gibert, CPA, MBA, CFRE
Lisa Gibert is one of the leading fundraising executives in the country. Her peers recognized her as such when they selected her as the 2018 recipient of the CASE National Commonfund Award for Leadership for Institutionally Related Foundations. Under her leadership for the past 16 years, Clark College Foundation’s total assets have increased by 85% to $122 million. The scholarship dollars provided to Clark students have quadrupled, providing students with more than $1.2 million per year since she has headed the nonprofit organization.
The market value of the foundation’s endowment is in the top 5 in the nation for public community colleges. Under Lisa’s leadership, the foundation has raised nearly $60 million during fundraising campaigns.
Gibert joined Clark College Foundation in 1998, serving as the director of finance and administration, chief financial officer and interim president. In January 2005, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her work with Clark College Foundation, Gibert’s career spanned commercial banking, hospitality and public accounting. She earned a bachelor of science in business and finance from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in business administration at the University of California at Irvine. She holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) rating and a certificate in public accounting. Gibert’s professional affiliations include the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council, Willamette Valley Development Officers and the Council for Advancement in Support of Education (CASE). Gibert currently serves on CASE’s Commission on Philanthropy. Gibert is also active in the local community through the Vancouver Rotary, Vancouver Rotary Foundation, Vancouver Public Schools Management Task Force advisory task force committee and H-RoC.