The Foundation Fighting Blindness has announced that it has appointed Judy Taylor as vice president, development. In her new role, Ms. Taylor will be responsible and accountable for the strategic direction, planning and oversight of major gifts and planned giving function for the foundation.
Ms. Taylor, who is based in Columbia, Maryland, brings over 25 years of experience developing innovative fundraising programs, and engaging donor audiences. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as the chief advancement officer for the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), responsible for the identification of new audiences and expanding multiple revenue streams in support of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020. Before NBCC, Ms. Taylor served as executive director of the DC/MD/VA Chapter of the ALS Association for over 5 years. There, she successfully reduced deficits, expanded outreach programs and secured new high-level donors.
“It’s a great honor to return to the foundation in this new role,” Ms. Taylor said in a news release. From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Taylor worked at the foundation as a regional development director. “The foundation’s mission has always been incredibly important to me. In that spirit, I look forward to advancing its cause and using my skillset to grow revenue from major gifts and planned giving, which are critical to our future success.”
“The foundation’s leadership team couldn’t be more excited to bring Judy on board,” Jason Menzo, chief operating officer, said in the news release. “Her track record in the healthcare non-profit space is impeccable, and her previous experience with the foundation makes her a perfect fit as we continue to evolve our operations.”