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AVMF hires former Ohio State fundraiser as executive director


Published: 29 May 2023


 

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) welcomed Danielle Johnson as executive director at the end of April after an extensive search to fill the top role of the AVMA's charitable arm.

Dr. José Arce, chair of the AVMF board of directors, said “I am delighted that Danielle Johnson has joined us as director of the Foundation. Her background and record of success will improve the effectiveness of AVMF's programs and staff and will help our foundation reach new heights.”

Johnson has more than 20 years of fundraising experience, serving in senior development positions with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Her immediate aim, Johnson said, is to bring greater structure and stability to the Foundation, which has gone without a permanent executive director for three years.

“I'm taking a hard look at our operations and (looking) to put processes and procedures in place that will make it easier for us to talk with members and with AVMA leadership about donating to the Foundation,” she said. “I have a lot of experience building relationships with people and talking with them about legacy gifts and longer-term larger gifts, as well as donating on an annual basis.”

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