Deb Dale, CFRE, is Director of Development for the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, where she leads resource development and donor stewardship to support the mission. Deb is a founding partner of Smith & Dale, LLC, a Tucson, Arizona based consulting firm working with nonprofit organizations to increase revenues and improve organizational operations, foundations to improve and execute donation programs, and for-profit companies to create or enhance their philanthropic endeavors. Deb has provided board facilitation, strategic planning, educational trainings and performance audits for numerous organizations, and has helped dozens of nonprofits raise over $40 million in funds.
She is an Association of Fundraising Professionals Master Trainer®, has earned her CFRE credential (Certified Fund Raising Executive) and was named the Southern Arizona Fundraising Executive of the Year. She has been honored by the University of Arizona’s Eller College and was named one of Tucson’s ’40 Under 40’ Business Leaders.
Prior to forming Smith & Dale, Deb served as Executive Director of Arizona List, a statewide SuperPAC, Chief Development Officer for The Primavera Foundation, Corporate and Major Gifts Officer for the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, and was a founding Partner of Décor Solutions, LLC, a special event company.
Deb has served on numerous committees and boards of directors over the years. She currently is Board Chair of the Women’s Foundation for Southern Arizona, and a member of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona Board of Directors and the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Public Policy Council. She has lived in four countries, speaks three languages, is a native Tucsonan, University of Arizona graduate, and All-American water polo player.