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Degage Adds Experienced, Key Staff Members

Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey on . Posted in Local

Capture91Dégagé Ministries has hired Stacy O'Keefe, as director of development and Kacey Spencer as fund development and event manager.

Capture92O'Keefe has over a decade of experience helping philanthropists connect with their passions in the nonprofit community. Her dedication to supporting corporate, foundation, and individual giving is backed by a personal commitment to volunteerism as well.

She has led fundraising efforts at several human services nonprofits, led a startup nonprofit that won the 2017 Chicago Innovation Award, has been responsible for training novice board members in several organizations. And, as a passionate animal welfare advocate, Stacey has been deployed nationwide nine times to rescue and shelter pets during natural disasters. Stacey was formerly a partner in the Chicago law firm of D'Ancona and Pflaum. She holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelors in Social Work, as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management, from the University of Illinois.

Spencer has a decade of experience in project management and leadership. She specializes in developing relationships with donors and facilitating the major annual events hosted by Degage. A Grand Rapids native, Kacey graduated from Cornerstone University with a Master in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Project Management. Her connection to Degage stems from an 2017 event at Degage - Open Door Open Heart - and felt God leading her to come and work for the organization.
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine. He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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