Faculty & Staff


Rita Gilbertson, B.A., C.F.R.E.
Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: 641-585-8140
Fax: 641-585-8194
Email: gilbertsrita@waldorf.edu

AA, Waldorf College
BA, Concordia College- Moorhead

Rita earned her AA degree from Waldorf in 1979 and her BA in Communications from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1981. She has 17 years of fundraising experience in Des Moines and Forest City and in 2001 earned her Certificate of Fund Raising Executive certification (CFRE) from CFRE International. Prior to returning to Waldorf in 2006, Rita served as Director of Development at the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation in Des Moines, IA. She is currently the Director of Alumni relations responsible for homecoming, alumni events, alumni correspondence and working with the alumni board. She donates her fundraising services to the Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation by aiding individuals with all types of gift planning, helping organize the new association of congregations and assisting with Foundation publications.