Warm welcome to Southwest Florida


By Rick Johnson

WGCU General Manager

It has been almost a month since we welcomed Pam Garvey to the WGCU family as our new associate general manager for development and community relations.

Pam has a stellar record of fundraising accomplishments for major arts, medical and cultural institutions. Most recently she served as the vice president for development for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, where over three years she led the team that raised more than $12 million annually in unrestricted funds and $97.4 million towards a capital and endowment campaign.

Prior to working with the symphony, Pam served 18 years in a series of positions at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where – in her final incarnation as associate vice president – she oversaw a staff of 27 including 13 fundraisers responsible for raising more than $20 million annually and completing an eight-year, $125 million campaign by raising $138.5 million.

Pam also served as the cultural affairs director for the city of Milwaukee, the executive director of Wisconsin Citizens for the Arts and as a consultant and advisor for several cultural organizations.

WGCU is fortunate to have a fundraiser of Pam’s caliber join us to build on the string of successes that the WGCU Development and Community Relations team have created. She has hit the ground running, seems to have quickly acclimatized to our late summer heat and is looking forward to swinging her golf clubs instead of a snow shovel this winter.

Please join with me in welcoming Pam to Southwest Florida and to WGCU!