Tracy Feathers earns certificate

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Tracy Feathers, Development Director at Crittenton Center earned a certificate of Principles and Techniques of Fundraising through the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. 

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world’s first school dedicated solely to the study and teaching of philanthropy.  Indiana University (IU) has been at the vanguard of philanthropy education since the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University was founded in 1987. IU established the field of philanthropic studies; established the nation’s first bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in the field; and created the nation’s first endowed chair in philanthropy.

Feathers certificate signifies a completion of an intensive weeklong class where outstanding philanthropy leaders commit to serving and advancing the understanding and importance of philanthropy. The course is designed with a spirit of openness and intellectual curiosity that drives an active exploration of philanthropy in all its facets, empowering and training nonprofit professionals to be thoughtful, innovative leaders who awaken generosity and inspire change. 

Feathers joined Crittenton Center as Development Director in April 2019.  Before joining Crittenton, she worked for the Health Inc. for 11 years, where she handled marketing and fund development for the June E. Nylen Cancer Center and Hospice of Siouxland. 

About: Serving Northwest Iowa since 1895, Crittenton Center originally opened as a home for unwed mothers. Evolving as needs of the community have changed, Crittenton Center currently provides an emergency shelter for children, childcare and preschool programs, family education and support services for parents and life-skills training and homelessness prevention programs for teens and adults.  Crittenton Center’s team is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and despair, abuse and neglect by providing much needed services to those who need it the most – children, individuals and families. To learn more, visit

Thank you, Tyson Foods, for providing continued education by offsetting the cost of Tracy’s Certificate of Principles and Techniques of Fundraising through the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy.


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