The American Red Cross has named Frank Bourget as executive director of the newly formed Northern Arizona Chapter. His chapter is based in Flagstaff and it covers Coconino, Yavapai, Mohave, Apache and Navajo counties. He is working with Lucy Walsh, disaster program manager, and the American Red Cross Northern Arizona Steering Committee to recruit volunteers and raise money and awareness for the Red Cross in northern Arizona. Bourget most recently served as Major Gifts Officer for the American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter. During the past 3 ½ years, he has worked with the Northern Arizona Steering Committee to raise funds and hold an annual Flagstaff Community Leaders Breakfast. “Frank is an accomplished fundraising
executive with experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and government entities,’’ said Eugene Munger who leads the Northern Arizona Steering Committee with Jim Driscoll.”He also has vast experience in training boards and volunteer committees for fundraising purposes.’’ Bourget and Munger jointly received the 2013 Red Cross Partnership Award for their work on the Northern Arizona Steering Committee, which heightens awareness, generates support and introduces the Red Cross to the people of Flagstaff. They also worked together on the annual Flagstaff Community Leaders Breakfast attended by many civic, business, educational and community organization leaders. “I’m no stranger to Flagstaff, having raised funds to build the Flagstaff YMCA and to support Hart Prairie Preserve for The Nature Conservancy in years past,’’ Bourget said. “My wife and I regularly visit our son and his family in Flagstaff, where he and his wife graduated from and presently work for Northern Arizona University. Bourget has more than 30 years’ experience in fundraising. In Arizona, he has worked for the Phoenix Symphony, Nature Conservatory, Heard Museum and the Valley of the Sun YMCA. In 2014, he served as vice president of the Planned Giving Roundtable Arizona. He has a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the Loyola University Chicago.