Director of Development
Ace Portis is a professional fundraiser with a deep passion for philanthropy. She brings several years of fundraising, project management, and event logistics/management experience. She has committed her life to philanthropic service, spending hundreds of volunteer and board work hours in various capacities.
Most recently, Ace served as the Major Gifts Officer at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) where she stewarded all individual donor programs and functions, successfully managing the major giving campaign which raises over $2 million annually. Additionally, she crafted donor centric messaging and communications to support the development functions of the organization.
A recent Bay Area transplant from Washington D.C. with strong Alabama roots, Ace graduated from The University of Alabama and Old Dominion University, earning a B.A. in Higher Education Administration & Community Development and a M.S. Ed in Higher Education Administration respectively. She has dedicated her life to education, social justice, youth, and overall intersectional equality. Ace truly believes that philanthropy is vital to our collective liberation.