CDC Foundation Hires Health Nonprofit Veteran as Vice President for Advancement
The CDC Foundation has named Betty Wolf vice president for advancement. In this role Wolf oversees the planning, coordination and implementation of all fundraising activities for the CDC Foundation. Her responsibilities include public-private partnerships, advancement operations and services, meetings and special events, and stewardship and donor relations, and she serves on the Foundation’s executive team.
“We are excited to have Betty join the CDC Foundation team,” said Charles Stokes, CDC Foundation president and CEO. “Betty has a solid understanding of the role that advancement plays in supporting the important work of CDC. With her strong background in donor relations, she will help the foundation build and strengthen our donor relationships."
Wolf brings more than 18 years of capital and programmatic fundraising experience concentrated in the healthcare, biomedical research and academic arenas. Prior to joining the CDC Foundation, she was vice president of development at Susan G. Komen in Dallas, where she enhanced national and global breast cancer fundraising objectives providing cutting edge basic, clinical and translational research and patient support services through highly dedicated affiliates and events nationwide.
Previously, Wolf served for a decade as the vice president of the Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation. In this role she led all aspects of Foundation operations, including fundraising and reaching $450 million for capital and programmatic support.
Her career experience also includes development work with Saint John's Health Center, UCLA and The University of Chicago. In these roles she was responsible for major gift fundraising for capital and programmatic initiatives and building the donor base.
Wolf began her career as a biomedical researcher and co-author of National Institutes of Health peer-reviewed scientific reports in cancer and genetics at prestigious institutions such as Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Chicago and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Established by Congress, the CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do more, faster, by forging public-private partnerships to support CDC’s work 24/7 to save lives and protect people from health and safety threats. The CDC Foundation currently manages more than 200 CDC-led programs in the United States and in 58 countries around the world. Since 1995 the CDC Foundation has launched more than 700 programs and raised $400 million to advance the life-saving work of CDC. For more information, please visit www.cdcfoundation.org.