Bev Reed | 2022 Institute Chair
Servant Leader is a term that well describes PDG Bev Reed. In 2018 Bev retired from a 38-year career with the YMCA. Whether a Program Director or a CEO of an Association, Bev has embraced the need to serve in her community. One key accomplishment was being part of an Executive Team in a $40 Million fundraising and construction project of two new facilities in Spokane, Washington. In addition, Bev continues to be a National YMCA Faculty trainer in the areas of Volunteerism, Fundraising and Leading & Coaching Others.
Her love for service carried over in her involvement in Rotary. Bev joined the Aurora Northwest Rotary Club in 2004. She provided leadership as club president in 2011-12, Assistant Governor 2012-2014, District Governor 2018-19. Her passion for training continued as a facilitator of RLI since 2009, PETS Instructor and coach for six years and currently serves as the PETS OPCOM Chair 2020-21. In addition to serving Zone 27 as an ARRFC, Bev was on the 2019 Zone 26/27 GETS/GNATS faculty team and was recently appointed as co-chair for the 2021-2022 Zone Institutes.
Bev feels the success of being a great fundraiser is being a great active listener, asking a potential donor to share their “Why” story and find ways to connect the donor to their passion. It is all about relationships – Yes, it is that simple.
Bev and her husband Bill are Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation and are members of both the Paul Harris Society and the Bequest Society.