Lovelle Harris

Lovelle Harris brings more than 15 years' of experience in growing the impact of local nonprofits to her role as Director of Nonprofit Ventures & Strategic Impact. As lead of the Foundation's Strategic Initiative to Expand Philanthropy and the Social Economy, Lovelle is helping drive the future of Big Day of Giving and is fortifying the grantmaking and programmatic efforts that are building the capacities of area organizations. She is dedicated to fostering a nonprofit sector in the Sacramento region that inspires donor confidence and responds to emerging realities – including the explosion of alternative giving opportunities and the impacts of recent tax reforms – in ways that are impactful and sustainable.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Lovelle’s passion for connecting donors to the causes they care deeply about fueled her work as a development professional at the Crocker Art Museum and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Lovelle is also an accomplished journalist with over nine years of editorial experience covering the areas of art, music and food culture.

Hailing from the frozen confines of the Alaskan tundra, Lovelle is a devoted advocate of environmental and animal rights causes, and when she isn’t working on expanding the impact of local nonprofit organizations, she can be found picking pears and chasing after her Alaskan Husky on her pear farm in the Sacramento Delta.

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