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San Francisco, April 16, 2012 - Glaucoma Research Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Nancy Graydon as the organization's new Executive Director of Development.
Ms. Graydon brings more than 15 years of experience in development, special events and donor relations. She has worked at the University of Toronto and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and was the Director of Development at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute.
Nancy will oversee all Glaucoma Research Foundation’s fundraising programs and activities including major and principal giving, corporate and foundation relations, direct mail appeals, giving circles and societies, planned giving, and events including the Annual Benefit and Glaucoma 360 program.
“Nancy’s background in fundraising and specifically ophthalmology is a wonderful asset to Glaucoma Research Foundation. We are delighted to have her join us to direct our efforts to fund innovative and promising research programs that will lead to new approaches to the treatment of glaucoma, and ultimately a cure,” said Thomas Brunner, the foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Graydon, a native of Toronto, is a graduate of Trent University and the University of Western Ontario. She began her development career at the University of Toronto’s Trinity College and has been involved in significant capital campaigns at University of Toronto and UCLA.
Located in San Francisco, Glaucoma Research Foundation is the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to glaucoma research and education. In addition to funding innovative research like the Catalyst for a Cure consortium and Shaffer Grants, Glaucoma Research Foundation provides free educational material including the definitive reference for newly diagnosed patients, “Understanding and Living with Glaucoma,” brochures serving those at highest risk including African Americans and Latinos, and a comprehensive website www.glaucoma.org that answers patients’ questions about glaucoma.
Last reviewed on April 18, 2012