• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Alicia Walker Rowell

Alicia Walker Rowell

Vice President
AIM at Melanoma
Alicia Walker Rowell is Vice President and principal fundraiser at AIM at Melanoma. Rowell has a personal stake in the foundation’s mission: Her husband is a Stage III melanoma survivor. Like many non-profits, AIM relies on the charitable donations of generous supporters to fulfill its mission, and Rowell was hired to build a philanthropic infrastructure for AIM while simultaneously growing the number of donations the organization receives. Directing all aspects of AIM’s philanthropy, from annual giving to major gifts, Rowell worked closely with Val Guild, AIM’s Founder, and now with Samantha Guild, AIM’s President, on AIM’s global research initiatives, where the majority of AIM’s budget goes, and on the overall direction of the foundation. She also works closely with Michelle Bessett, AIM’s National Director of Walks & Events, to increase the visibility of and grow AIM’s fundraising walks and events. She is often called upon to write and speak on behalf of AIM to raise both funds and awareness. Rowell enjoys the multidimensional aspects of her job and the many different roles she has within the foundation to support AIM’s mission. Rowell came to AIM having worked most recently in development and administrative roles at the University of California, Berkeley—including directing the capital campaigns for Berkeley’s athletic department, where she raised over $25M for the campus—and writing, editing, and teaching roles prior to that. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, earning a degree in English and History, and a fourth-generation Californian.
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