A resident of Gwinnett County since 1993, Alisa Toney has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education as a fundraiser, administrator, and lecturer. Alisa currently serves as Senior Director of Development at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in Suwanee, Georgia. She oversees the Annual Giving, Major Gifts, and Corporate and Foundation Relations teams. She works closely with the College’s leadership to develop strategy, leadership, and implementation of the school’s fundraising activities to enhance relationships and communication with internal and external constituencies.
Prior to joining PCOM, Alisa worked at Georgia State University, Spelman College, and Emory University. A graduate of Tulane University with a B.S. in Psychology, Alisa is a member of the Director’s Advisory Board of the Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University. She has an M.S. from Georgia State University in Educational Policy Studies, Research & Measurement, and she has a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from The Fund Raising School, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Alisa is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett, and she has served as a co-chair, tri-chair, steering committee chair, and management team chair before joining LG’s Board of Directors. In addition to serving on the Gwinnett Medical Center – Women’s Advisory Council, Alisa is a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). In 2016, Alisa received a Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award from the Pennsylvania Diversity Council.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Alisa is the mother of two and she enjoys entertaining, traveling, and watching soccer and football.
“Leadership Gwinnett is an experience that completely transforms you and exposes you to people, places and processes that will enhance your perspective.” Alisa Toney