Tracey Atwater, MBA, CFRE, FCEP

Tracey joined Thompson & Associates in 2016 ­­­with a primary focus on serving the nonprofit community in the greater Atlanta area.  She grew up in Atlanta and brings more than 20 years of nonprofit fundraising, foundation administration, and cause marketing experience to her consultant role at Thompson & Associates.

Tracey served as Vice President of Foundation Administration at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the largest health care system for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the United States. From there, Tracey accepted a position as president of the WellStar Foundation, the nonprofit arm of WellStar Health System, Northwest Georgia’s largest not-for-profit health care provider. Tracey began her fundraising career at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. She has been extensively involved in community volunteer work throughout her career, including serving as a volunteer director of special events for the Task Force for the Homeless and member of the Junior Committee for the Shepherd Spinal Center.  She was involved for many years with AHP and is currently a member of AFP and the Cause Marketing Forum.

Tracey earned her BA at Furman University and MBA at Georgia State University.  She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Cobb and the Regional Leadership Institute.   She and her husband, Jeff, have two children and they live in Atlanta.

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