WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The National Council on Aging (NCOA), the leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization for older adults, announces that Sharon Gleason, CFRE, ACFRE, has been named Chief Development Officer.
“She brings expertise and passion for helping nonprofits develop partnerships and find the means to achieve their goals. We look forward to her innovative thinking and leadership as NCOA strives to improve in the lives of millions of older adults.”
NCOA’s goal is to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Gleason will help NCOA accomplish this by enlisting the support of corporate, foundation, and individual partners and donors.
“NCOA is excited and delighted to have Sharon join our senior leadership team,” said James Firman, NCOA President & CEO. “She brings expertise and passion for helping nonprofits develop partnerships and find the means to achieve their goals. We look forward to her innovative thinking and leadership as NCOA strives to improve in the lives of millions of older adults.”
Gleason has 18 years’ experience managing and leading nonprofits. She has helped raise more than $30 million for local, national, and international nonprofits, including American Red Cross National Headquarters; The Girl Scout Council, Nation’s Capital; Girl Scouts, USA; The Federation of American Scientists, City of Hope National Medical Center; and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Gleason serves on both the Association of Professional Fundraisers’ Government Affairs Committee and the Certified Fund Raiser Executives International board of directors. As one of 100 peer-reviewed ACFREs worldwide, she holds the highest credential awarded in the profession, signifying mastery of nonprofit professional standards in leadership, management, and ethics.
Gleason holds a BA degree in Political Science from the Johns Hopkins University, an MS in Economics, London School of Economics; a Master’s Psychology, Harvard University; and has completed the Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University Business School.
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: www.ncoa.org | www.facebook.com/NCOAging | www.twitter.com/NCOAging