Cecilia Hogan led the prospect research effort at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., for 25 years, retiring from her last position of director of University Relations Research in September 2018. Cecilia served on the Apra board of directors from 1999-2002, primarily leading the Apra Connections effort. Prior to that, she served as president of Apra-NW. Cecilia always loved to talk about prospect research, and she began giving presentations early in her career. Her venues have included big Apra conferences and Apra chapter meetings as well as other spots, including the University of Washington fundraising certification program, planned giving groups, and fundraiser and grantwriter organizations.
Cecilia has written articles about fundraising and prospect research for Connections and other publications. She is the author of Prospect Research: A Primer for Growing Nonprofits (2008: Jones & Bartlett Learning, second edition), which is listed as a recommended resource for CFRE candidates.
In 2019, Apra-Northwest established the Cecilia Hogan Award acknowledging her outstanding effort and achievement in prospect development and was also the recipient of Apra's Visionary Award. In 2004, Cecilia was the 2004 recipient of Apra's Distinguished Service Award.