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Carolyn Simmons

Carolyn Simmons


Carolyn moved to the Tucson area as a teenager from Vermont. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona, is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and had the pleasure to serve on Tucson’s National Philanthropy Day Committee in 2017. Carolyn comes to fundraising from a background of support roles with a variety of non-profit organizations with causes ranging from land and wildlife conservation, to the performing arts, and family and child wellbeing. With years of experience supporting fund development strategies, Carolyn decided to focus her talents and made the official move to fundraising as a full-time profession in 2015. Unable to accept the limitations on her own ability to impact the treatment of migrants at the border and in immigration detention, she was elated to join the FIRRP fundraising team in September 2018 and became the Development Manager in August 2019. In their “free time”, Carolyn and her husband enjoy chasing after their two energetic children, taking care of their home, and building memories.

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