Francis L. Day has over four decades of experience as a nonprofit manager at the senior leadership level, primarily in higher education. Her work focuses on moving organizations to higher level functioning by building and re-building management systems, ensuring mission-driven programmatic initiatives, and improving fundraising programs and campaigns.
Day returns to Future Generations after several years as Chief Officer of Institutional Advancement at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, one of the oldest craft schools in the United States. During her previous tenure with Future Generations, she assisted the President in developing the legal framework for the entity that has become Future Generations University. She assisted with obtaining approval from the West Virginia Department of Education and getting accreditation underway. She has remained a friend of the organization and has served as member of the Board of Directors. Early career positions include CEO of the Haskell Foundation at Haskell Indian Nations University, Dean of Development at the College of the Atlantic, and Vice President of Unity College.
Francis has also worked as an independent contractor providing fundraising and management services, as a remedial reading teacher, and was a science and environmental reporter. She is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Daughters of the American Revolution.