Wisconsin FFA Foundation Welcomes Abigail Quinlan as Executive Director
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation officially welcomes a new Executive Director, Abigail Quinlan. She began working with the Foundation in March and is looking forward to traveling the state to collaborate with Foundation supporters, Team Ag Ed members, FFA advisors and students.
Quinlan will manage all aspects of the Foundation’s donor relationships and financial health, as well as be the main liaison with the Board of Directors and oversee its staff. She is responsible for maintaining each level of the development cycle with existing and prospective financial partners of the Wisconsin Foundation, in keeping with the National FFA Organization’s mission to make a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Quinlan was raised on a farm in southern Wisconsin where she developed a deep connection to agriculture and service. Along with her agriculture background, she also brings to the Foundation more than a decade of non-profit and marketing experience in various leadership roles, most recently as CEO of Nonprofit 101, a nonprofit marketing and fund development firm.
"I remember my time as an FFA member and, now as an alumnus, with so much fondness,” says Quinlan. “Our partnerships with businesses, organizations, and individuals who invest in the future of agriculture are invaluable as we serve more than 20,000 FFA members across the state."
This year, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation will continue to raise funds to support Wisconsin FFA programs including direct funding to local chapters and individual members, as well as Team Ag Ed. Quinlan will be spearheading these efforts through direct connections with state and local agricultural industry leaders, making a difference for FFA throughout Wisconsin.