Faculty & Staff

Alumni Department / Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation

Rita Gilbertson, B.A., CFRE
Director of Alumni Relations / Gift Officer
Phone: 641-585-8140
Fax: 641-585-8194
Email: gilbertsrita@waldorf.edu

Education:
AA, Waldorf College, Liberal Arts 1979
BA, Concordia College-Moorhead, Communications, 1981
Certification, Certificate of Fund Raising Executive (CFRE); CFRE International, 2001

Biography:
Rita has more than two decades of fundraising experience in Des Moines and Forest City. Prior to returning to Waldorf in 2006, Rita served as Director of Development at the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa. She currently serves as the director of alumni relations responsible for homecoming, regional alumni events, alumni correspondence and publications, working with the alumni board, and editing the bi-annual Waldorf Magazine. Rita is also a gift officer for the Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation and aids individuals with all types of gift planning. In addition, she helps manage the Waldorf Lutheran Association of Congregations.