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NEW YORK, NY, October 13, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Children's Brain Tumor Foundation, based in New York City, today announced that Gary D. Jaworski, Ph.D. has been named President of the organization. Dr. Jaworski will steer the organization forward to achieve its mission to end childhood brain tumors forever and offer genuine hope and help to survivors and families affected by this disease. Dr. Jaworski will design and lead the organization's 30th Anniversary Campaign in 2018 to expand program impact and reach.
Dr. Jaworski has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in the non-profit sector, raising over $275 million in that time He was Senior Vice President of Development at Autism Speaks, where he led the national fundraising program. Dr. Jaworski also served as Executive Director of the American Hospital of Paris Foundation, a New York City-based nonprofit that raises funds and awareness, in the United States, for the American Hospital of Paris. There, Dr. Jaworski designed and ran the hospital's fundraising campaign to build a major cancer diagnosis center. He has also worked in leadership positions at the New York Academy of Medicine and at Lincoln Center, among others.
Before becoming a nonprofit executive, Dr. Jaworski enjoyed a rewarding 20-year career as an academic sociologist, college professor and author. He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and recognition in Who's Who in the East and Who's Who Among America's Teachers. His Master's degree and Ph.D. are from the New School for Social Research in New York City, where he also resides.
"We are pleased and fortunate to have a leader of Gary's caliber at the helm of CBTF," said Robert Budlow, Chairman of Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. "Gary is a visionary whose extensive experience in advocacy and health-based nonprofits, as well as in philanthropy and strategic planning, made him the right choice to lead the organization forward. As we look ahead to our 30th anniversary in 2018, we will build upon our long-standing, research-based, best-in-class programs, and continue to find innovative ways to fill the gaps in services so desperately needed for this deserving brain tumor community."
Established in 1988, CBTF aims to improve the quality of life for pediatric brain tumor patients and their families through research, information, programs and advocacy. Children's Brain Tumor Foundation is the founding funder of the Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium and has provided over $10 million to the best doctors, researchers and institutions leading the charge toward the cure for childhood brain tumors and nearly $1 million for professional training and clinical fellowships in the field of pediatric neuro-oncology. Children's Brain Tumor Foundation is the only national organization to provide quality-of-life research and programs for all members of the family throughout the brain tumor continuum. CBTF has helped over 50,000 families through its Bereavement, Survivorship, Family 2 Family and Advocacy programs. Learn more at http://www.cbtf.org.
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