PKD Foundation Welcomes New CEO
The PKD Foundation is pleased to introduce its new CEO, Jackie Hancock, Jr., CFRE. The Board of Trustees executive search committee put great effort into conducting a national search to identify the right person to lead the Foundation. Jackie will officially start Dec. 2.
Jackie has extensive experience in non-profit executive management, health care delivery systems, advocacy and fundraising. He comes to the Foundation from the National Foundation for Transplants, Inc. (NFT) in Memphis, Tenn., where he was president and CEO since 2004. At the NFT he worked with medical professionals to enhance patient care, delivered patient-centered programs and services, created partnerships with pharmaceutical companies, and provided leadership and guidance to the board of directors and other stakeholders.
He has also served on the executive staff of two large hospital system foundations, and helped raise more than $300 million for a variety of charitable causes. Jackie is a frequent speaker at workshops and seminars around the country and has authored many articles on a variety of fundraising topics for various professional trade publications.
He also has many volunteer roles, including volunteering for the American Diabetes Association, and as an advisory member to the Public Interest Organizations (PIO) of the National Heart Lung Blood Institute, an extension of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington D.C. He is also on the advisory board of Donate Life Tennessee.
Jackie graduated from Park University, Parkville, Mo., with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and earned the designation of CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.