As Director of Development, Judy plays a key role in increasing others’ awareness of and involvement in the ministry of GIAL. Through communication and relationship-building, she develops the connection between the community and the school through a variety of avenues. Not only does Judy provide presentations to larger groups as opportunities arise, but she also spends significant time building personal relationships with individuals. Additionally, she develops promotional brochures, organizes special events, writes foundation grants, and oversees the publication of both the GIAL Insider and the President’s Report. Clearly, through these diverse tasks, God is using Judy mightily to further the work and mission of GIAL.
Through extensive experience in business and public relations, God specially prepared Judy for her position. At the University of Illinois, she earned both her bachelor’s degree in Business and Education and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Volunteering with numerous organizations, she gained leadership experience serving in a variety of roles ranging from that of secretary to co-founder. Additionally, Judy served as president of Rebmar, Inc., a Pier One subsidiary, and as president and owner of Magnum Designs. Following her time with these companies, she then became an independent consultant. She has partnered in raising funds for various non-profit organizations for over twenty-five years. Undoubtedly, God provided Judy invaluable experience that has well equipped her to serve as Director of Development.
Other Interesting Facts
Judy loves the arts and enjoys going to plays and gallery openings. Her favorite kind of art is impressionist art.
Judy’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
If she could go anywhere, Judy would like to visit Tahiti.
Judy visited Oxford several summers and attended one of Queen Elizabeth’s garden parties.