The daughter of a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps
, Vici was born in Philadelphia, has traveled to all of the 48 contiguous states and Hawaii, and lived in many communities.
She is a graduate of Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) in Maryland where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
Vici has 30+ years of successful nonprofit and for-profit business experience and joined Academy for Grassroots Organizations in 2002.
She is "AcademyGO's" first CEO.
Vici has worked in leadership positions for a variety of charitable organizations including The American Cancer Society, United Cerebral Palsy Association, and the Volunteer Center of Orange County.
has owned and operated a successful trucking business with her
husband ... even learning to drive a "big rig" herself; helped create a new nonprofit agency; was instrumental in completing a corporate merger of two nonprofit agencies; helped create the first "County of Light" with the Points of Light Foundation; received "Certified Fund Raising Executive" credential (CFRE); and planned and implemented many successful projects, fundraising campaigns, and events.
has trained hundreds of nonprofit professionals in the art of fundraising and loves to mentor new fundraisers and nonprofit executives.
Serving others is at the core of Vici's values.
Through the years she
has volunteered with many organizations including the Navy Relief Society
, the City of Barstow, United Way, National Society of Fund Raising
Executives (now AFP), Goodwill, several schools and churches.
Vici is a member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, the California Association of Nonprofits, the California Management Assistance Partnership, the Healthy High Desert Steering Committee and the Give BIG San Bernardino County Steering Committee.
She also volunteers with the San Bernardino County Capacity Building Consortium, where she served as chair in 2009 and 2014.
husband George volunteer with their church and live in Oak Hills with their three dogs and a cat.
To contact Vici
at vgnagel@AcademyGO.com or call 760-949-2930.