President's Message, August 2022

In Service: The Column of the ADRP President

Angela Altamore | ADRP President 
Associate Vice President
Stewardship and Donor Engagement
Kansas State University Foundation




Hello reader:

Well… the end is near. This is my last column as your President. The year has flown by!  Being able to serve you in this capacity has been the highlight of my professional career. Many days I pinch myself to be sure I’m not dreaming. When I stumbled into this profession back in 2008, I had no idea I’d find a new career, much less a new family. I say this often, but my ADRP peeps are some of my nearest and dearest. There is something therapeutic in surrounding yourself with 1,800 peers dealing with similar work and challenges. I am continuously motivated, inspired and driven by each of you.   

Words can’t fully convey my gratitude, but I’ll give it a go:
  • To our volunteers: you are the backbone of ADRP. Your devotion to our field is the foundation of our organization.
  •  To our board members: it has been an honor to serve alongside you. Thank you for your time and dedication to our members.  I never fail to learn something from each of you when we gather.
  • To my exec committee: Cheryl – thrilled to be passing the baton to you…we are in good hands!  Brie – thank you for your diligence on all things finance and conference related! And Keri – I was humbled to follow in your footsteps. Ladies – it has been my honor to serve alongside each of you.
  • To my K-State team: you’ve been supportive and encouraging as I have balanced my work life with my ADRP life and I am grateful for your patience along the journey. 
  • To Louise, Stacey and the SBI office staff: you keep our work progressing and ensure we never lose sight of our strategic vision.
  • To you… my fellow ADRP members: my wish for each of you is that your time with ADRP is as valuable for you as has been for me. I would not be where I am today without the peers I have met through ADRP.
And now I look forward to continued volunteerism with ADRP in the coming years. If you have not done so, I highly encourage it. You won’t be sorry! I hope to volunteer with you in some capacity in the very near future. My time as President is coming to an end, but I’m an ADRP peep for life! 

With gratitude,

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