Sharon Gleason Joins NCOA as Chief Development Officer

<0> Sharon Gleason Joins NCOA as Chief Development Officer </0>

<0> National Council on Aging (NCOA)Jean Van Ryzin, 202-600-3166 </0>

The (NCOA), the leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization for older adults, announces that Sharon Gleason, CFRE, ACFRE, has been named Chief Development Officer.

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.

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