Shelley Strickland is the Vice President for Development at the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF). Under her tenure at AAACF, the foundation has enjoyed record success in fundraising. Shelley has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, as both a practitioner in development and communications as well as a philanthropy educator and scholar, with numerous national publications and presentations. Shelley created the curriculum and for nine years taught the educational course for the Development Summer Internship Program (D-SIP) at the University of Michigan, an award-winning program designed to expose undergraduates to fundraising and philanthropy. She enjoys training development professionals, volunteers and nonprofit board members about the joy of giving. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, an MA from the University of VA, and a BA from the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University.