Kaden Buck

Business Development Associate

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“The point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”   

Rainer Maria Rilke 

Kaden Buck, M.A-B., joined Alford Group in 2024 as a Business Development Associate, and brings with him a strong passion for helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions. He has a broad background, with focused experience in development, event programming and fundraising campaigns.

Prior to joining Alford Group, Kaden worked for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation as a Development Manager, where he was responsible for managing the organization’s donor stewardship, fundraising, special events and sponsorships. 

Kaden is a proud “Double Badger” and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master of Arts-Business in Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership in 2023, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Jazz Studies in 2022. While at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kaden was active in his local community by serving as a Teaching Assistant for a Black Music and American Cultural History course, completing a consulting project with local nonprofit Allen Centennial Garden and volunteering for community arts organizations.  

Kaden is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is always eagerly pursuing personal and professional development opportunities to help himself grow. Kaden holds a firm belief that investing in himself is also a commitment to the communities and people that he serves, and constantly striving to learn is essential to him.  

Fun Fact: Kaden loves to collect vinyl! His proudest record find is his 1971 original pressing of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”

Relevant Clients Served:

  • Allen Centennial Garden 
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation 
  • Children’s Theater of Madison 
  • Overture Center 
  • Wisconsin Union Directorate 

Education & Credentials:

  • M.A-B. Arts and Creative Enterprise Leadership, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • B.S. Economics, Jazz Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison