IoF announces new trustees and fellows

The Institute of Fundraising has announced its new trustees and four new fellows.

At the IoF Annual General Meeting today, the organisation announced the appointments of Sofia Zeenat Sheikh and Joyce Fraser as new trustees, as well as the re-election of Liz Tait.

Trustees can serve up to two three year terms on the board.

The new trustees are:

- Sofia Zeenat Sheikh: Zeenat Sheikh is fundraising manager at Strickland Scanner Centre (PSSC) and holds an IoF Diploma. She was chair at PACE and is keen to bring expertise from fundraising in the Asian Muslim community.

- Joyce Fraser: Fraser is a judge at the National Fundraising Awards. She is a Cultural Sector Network Advocate for RAISE, the IoF’s Arts, Culture and Heritage programme, and is a committee member of Black Fundraisers UK.

“Congratulations to our two newly elected trustees Sofia Zeenat Sheikh and Joyce Fraser, and to Liz Tait on being re-elected. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and I look forward to working with them on the as we enter a new phase of the Institute’s development," IoF chair Amanda Bringans said.

“I also want to give my thanks and pay special tribute to the dedication and expertise of the trustees who are stepping down at this AGM, Danielle Atkinson and Kath Abrahams, and to Dominic Will who stepped down from the Board in April.”

At the AGM, the organisation also announced four new fellows who it claims have given ‘significant voluntary contribution to fundraising'.

The new fellows are:

- Irene Chambers: Chambers is fundraising manager for Kidneys for Life. She has been a unifying member of the fundraising community in the North West, including as a member of IoF North West Committee, North West conference committee, and her role on the Finances and Resources Committee nationally.

- Morag Fleming: Fleming was previously the convenor of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (Scotland) and was awarded Institute of Fundraising Scotland Fundraiser of the Year in 2006. She was chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland from 2015 to 2019, and a long-standing volunteer for many years before that.

- Joe Jenkins: Jenkins has served on a number of committees and given his time and energy to many projects and events. He has been a member of the Fundraising Convention Board for five years, and has chaired the board for the past three of those.

- Ikhlaq Hussain: Hussain has been a member of the Institute since 2012 and in the past three years has become actively involved in supporting the Institute and its activities. At Orphans in Need he has set up and run the charity’s major gifts activity.

The board has also awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Sufina Ahmad for her work leading the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel and paving the way for the next stage of the Institute’s work improving diversity in the fundraising sector.

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