August 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM
GLEN RIDGE, NJ – Pam DeLuca, a resident of Glen Ridge, has raised $30 million over her 12-year career in fundraising. A professional fundraiser at the Kessler Foundation, DeLuca has moved to NJ Sharing Network as the Assistant Director for Foundation and Constituent Relations.
DeLuca comes to NJ Sharing Network after spending the past few years as the chief development officer of the Kessler Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for New Jersey residents with disabilities.
Helping others is a lifelong mission for DeLuca.
“Philanthropy is a passion of mine,” she said. “NJ Sharing Network is a perfect fit. There is tremendous passion among the staff and volunteers. There is also incredible commitment and dedication from our Foundation Board members.”
DeLuca said she is eager to help NJ Sharing Network spread its important message about the need for organ and tissue donation.
“I look forward to identifying and creating meaningful philanthropic giving opportunities for our constituents to help support the life-saving work of NJ Sharing Network,” said DeLuca. “I’m also excited to lead a dedicated team of 250-plus certified volunteers who help carry our message into the community.”
Prior to joining the Kessler Foundation in 2010, DeLuca worked for Ruotolo Associates in Cresskill for nine years, where she helped design fundraising programs for faith-based groups. Previously, she spent 12 years in the banking industry.
DeLuca lives with her husband, Steve, and their three children. She is an active member of her church, as well as with the local public schools. A graduate of Hofstra University with a business degree, she is a member of the New Jersey chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
To learn more about organ and tissue donation or to get involved with NJ Sharing Network call 1-800-742-7365 or visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org to register as an organ and tissue donor.
About NJ Sharing Network
NJ Sharing Network is a non-profit, federally designated organization responsible for the recovery and placement of donated organs and tissue for New Jersey residents in need of life-saving transplants. NJ Sharing Network partners with Donate Life America, a not-for-profit national alliance that drives communities to increase their numbers of registered donors. NJ Sharing Network encourages communities to learn more about organ donation, get involved and register as an organ and tissue donor. NJ Sharing Network honors those who gave, pays tribute to those who received, offers hope to those who continue to wait, and remembers the lives lost while waiting...for the gift of life.
About NJ Sharing Network Foundation
NJ Sharing Network Foundation is committed to supporting the work of NJ Sharing Network and to increasing the number of lives saved through education, research, donor family support and public awareness about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.