Donna McCullough is the chief development officer of the Alzheimer’s Association®, overseeing the Association’s revenue initiatives to advance the organization as the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
McCullough has significant large nonprofit experience in creating and developing strategy, planning and execution in key areas of fundraising, constituent service and public policy. She currently provides strategic leadership to all aspects of individual and corporate philanthropic support for the Association, including mass market events, large-scale relationship events, direct marketing, major and strategic gifts, planned giving, corporate partnerships and foundations.
Partnering with staff and volunteers, McCullough manages a thriving development portfolio for the Association. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the fastest-growing walk program in the country, ranking as the third-largest peer-to-peer fundraising event in the United States. Relationship events, such as Part the Cloud, the Rita Hayworth Galas, Inspire Napa Valley and the Dance Party to End ALZ receive national publicity for their work in supporting the Association’s mission. Ride to End ALZTM, a new cycling event, will launch in 2019.
The Association’s direct marketing efforts lead the health sector in year-over-year growth in dollars raised. In addition, through the generous support of major individual and corporate donors, Step Up the Pace, a strategic giving initiative focused on accelerating Alzheimer’s research, has surpassed a $100 million milestone.
The Association also has significant nationwide, regional and local corporate partnerships with companies such as Edward Jones, TJX, CVS and Bankers Life to address mutual concerns around Alzheimer's disease.
McCullough earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of West Florida and has advanced leadership training from the Kellogg School of Management, Harvard University and Mutual of America.