Cure Alzheimer’s Fund seeks a highly collaborative and strategic Vice President of Leadership Giving to play an important role in energizing and elevating the organization’s existing development efforts that contribute significantly to their vital mission of funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.
In this newly created position, the Vice President will drive leadership giving across a diverse donor pool in service to bringing in new donors and funding, cultivating existing relationships, propelling moves management, and increasing revenue streams. The work of the Vice President will ultimately help build capacity for the organization’s long-term growth and amplify the profile of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund as a destination of choice for philanthropy.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Development, Morgan Herman, the Vice President will build and carry a leadership gifts portfolio (currently donors contributing $1,000-$9,999, and prospects who may give at this level), including the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors. They will oversee all aspects of the organization’s leadership giving program, which will include designing and implementing new stewardship strategies and programs and leveraging existing fundraising strategies to help the organization deepen current and develop new relationships that generate even greater resources for Alzheimer’s research.
The Vice President of Leadership Gifts will partner closely with senior staff colleagues and the Board of Directors as a key member of the Development team, making full use of their knowledge and insights to inform the creation and execution of a comprehensive, year-round annual giving plan that includes programming to engage a loyal donor base. They will ensure effective administration of leadership annual gifts through acknowledgment letters, recognition of donors in the annual report, and the delivery of any necessary reports and communications, such as pledge reminders, to appropriate constituents. This will require creativity and innovation, and an exceptionally close working relationship with the Development and Marketing teams.
Ideally, the successful candidate will bring experience with leadership giving, annual fund, and/or major gifts fundraising, preferably in an organization engaged in complex research. They will also demonstrate success in a sophisticated fundraising operation; an aptitude for, and experience as, a successful relationship builder; and the ability to become a trusted source of information about Alzheimer’s disease. The Vice President is expected to exhibit strong professional judgment and to exemplify the mission, core values and vision of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
Recognizing that drug discovery is only possible when based on successful foundational research, board directors Henry McCance, Jeffrey and Jacqueline Morby, and Phyllis Rappaport, formed Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in 2004 with an unwavering focus on providing research grants to the world’s leading scientists researching Alzheimer’s disease. The organization’s vision has been carefully and ambitiously designed to accelerate research, make bold bets, and eradicate Alzheimer’s disease.
The board of directors has also maintained an unwavering commitment to the organization itself by covering all operating expenses, ensuring that every dollar raised goes directly to support research initiatives. With nearly 20 staff and more than 125 researchers around the world, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has distributed over $100,000,000 to Alzheimer’s research, with many projects resulting in breakthroughs that afford a deeper understanding of Alzheimer’s disease to get closer to a cure.
Learn more by visiting www.curealz.org.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has retained Pearl Street Collective to assist in this recruitment. Managing Partners Adele Mezher and Maeve Clifford are leading the search. To submit your application for the Vice President, Leadership Giving position, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is an equal opportunity employer.