Grace-Anne Alfiero has been named Vice President of Development for Evergreen Life Services. Grace will assist the leadership team at Evergreen in expanding their nationwide brand, implementing updated strategies, enhancing the organization’s training curriculum and further developing revenue streams to include the launch of a very exciting capital campaign for Evergreen’s 60th  anniversary this year.

As President and CEO of Arts In Action Consulting Firm, Grace supported several USA-based and international NGOs with grant writing, strategic planning and revenue building projects. Evergreen worked successfully with Grace and Arts In Action for more than seven years, so this next step of joining Evergreen’s leadership team is natural and strategic.

Previously, Grace was the Executive Director and Founder of Creative Clay, Inc., Cultural Arts Center and has been an advocate for persons with disabilities for over 25 years. Grace has been described as a community activist who applies her unique creativity to every task. She loves utilizing creative solutions to solve systemic problems and has raised over 30 million dollars for nonprofit agencies throughout her tenure as a grant writer and development professional. Grace blogs about topics such as leadership in the nonprofit sector, diversity, inclusion, women’s empowerment programming, scalable problem solving and social entrepreneurship at: www.artsinactionllc.com

Working tirelessly to include persons with disabilities into the arts community in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, Grace started Creative Clay in 1995 at the youthful age of 29. She recruited the interest of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) with a 30-minute documentary that continues to air nationwide, has assisted 25 agencies in Asia with beginning their own successful arts enterprises, and has lobbied successfully in her state capital to secure reoccurring line item funding. As an advocacy pioneer, Grace developed nine programs focused on including persons with disabilities into meaningful employment, community, cultural and leisure spheres in Tampa Bay. Her legacy work will continue at Evergreen.

Considered an expert in the field of nonprofit consulting and Self-Advocacy for marginalized populations, Grace has now made it her life’s work to assist agencies across America and all over the globe.