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Abigayle M. Tobia, MNM, CFRE

Vice President of Philanthropy

Abigayle Tobia has served as Verland’s Vice President of Philanthropy since 2021. She leads the philanthropy, external communications, and volunteer engagement efforts. Throughout her more than 20 years of fundraising experience, Abigayle has raised millions of dollars for a variety of organizational missions.

She currently serves as the president-elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Western Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Verland, Abigayle led the North Allegheny Foundation (NAF) as Executive Director. In that role she quadrupled funds raised, developed the alumni engagement program, implemented a comprehensive fundraising program, and established a board of trustees reflective of the community. Abigayle has also played a vital role on the fundraising teams for the Cherokee National Historical Society, Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, and Price Tower Arts Center.

Abigayle is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and one of few professionals in the field to hold a master’s degree in nonprofit management, which she earned from Regis University. Abigayle also received her bachelor’s in social work with an emphasis in juvenile studies from the University of Iowa.

Abigayle regularly presents at regional and national conferences, including events hosted by the National School Foundation Association, Association of Pennsylvania Education Foundations (APEF), Erie Nonprofit Partnership, Alpha Phi Omega, Girl Scouts of the USA, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Western Pennsylvania.

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Verland was established through the love and compassion of its three founders and the generosity of one individual who was inspired to share her good fortune with others by donating the land on which Verland’s Ohio Township campus was built.  Today, your support is needed to continue building community homes, expand the capacity of all facilities, and support our 230 individuals with loving care.
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