Our Staff

Alison Long

Development Director

(608) 448-6432 ext. 211

Alison manages donor relations and giving campaigns at the Savanna Institute. She comes to the organization with a background in marketing, communications and development for nonprofit and faith-based organizations. She has worked for the First Unitarian Society, which was located in a Frank Loyd Wright meeting house, and as an Executive Director for the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation. Alison is a trained birth doula and managed development for the Wisconsin Perinatal Foundation, where she relied on storytelling to drive fundraising. She has a Masters in Theological Studies from Wesely Seminary in Washington D.C. and a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois. Alison lives in St. Louis, Missouri (and formerly in Madison, WI) with her family and their 13 year-old shelter dog. She enjoys exploring St. Louis as a new city, teaching yoga, cooking and reading. At the Savanna Institute, she looks forward to building relationships and offering people ways to be part of the hopeful work of agroforestry. Learn how you can donate to the Savanna Institute to help catalyze agroforestry in the Midwest.