Elizabeth Kiker has been named Director of Development of House of Ruth, the city’s largest provider of housing and services for abused women, children, and families. Kiker moved into the role effective February 13, 2017.
“As a House of Ruth supporter since 1999, I deeply value this organization’s work and mission,” says Kiker. “I am excited to engage with donors and friends of House of Ruth to strengthen funding for this important work; and to support the vision of executive director Sandra Jackson to help end homelessness and lifelong abuse.”
In her new role, Kiker will provide leadership in the areas of development planning, donor communication, and strategic fundraising planning to support the agency’s mission and programs. As the head of the development department at House of Ruth, she will build and maintain strong relationships with House of Ruth’s major donors.
An engaging leader with more than a decade of experience in successful fundraising operations, Kiker most recently served as the Executive Director at the Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle, WA, leading the largest state-wide bike club in the US with a $6.2 million budget. Previously, Kiker was based in Washington, DC at the League of American Bicyclists, beginning her tenure in 2005 as the Communications Director and later serving as the organization’s Executive Vice President until 2013.
“Elizabeth brings the skills, enthusiasm and passion needed to cultivate and enhance our donor base in support of our mission of helping women and children in greatest need – a mission that she not only embraces but has supported as a long-term donor over the years,” says Sandra Jackson, House of Ruth’s Executive Director.