NCCS Welcomes Amy Stone as Director of Philanthropy
Prior to joining the organization in July, Amy was director of development for eight years at United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis, MO. She also has extensive experience in the for-profit sector, from real estate and advertising to sales and baking cinnamon rolls. However, philanthropy was instilled in Amy at a young age.
“We didn’t discuss philanthropy growing up, but it was always understood that it was a part of who we were and what we did,” Amy said. “Once I realized that I could make it my career, I never looked back.”
Amy is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the talented people at the NCCS. She was immediately drawn to the organization when she saw the name. “The moment I saw ‘The National Children’s Cancer Society, I thought, how can I help?’ My cousin’s daughter passed away shortly before her third birthday from leukemia. It was devastating,” Amy said. “This is a chance to give back to the childhood cancer community.”
Amy’s focus will be building, growing and maintaining strong relationships with donors. She will ensure consistent communication with supporters and would like to provide more structure to the organization’s planned giving program. “I have some other ideas in mind for our community down the road,” she said. “I’m excited to see where our donors will take us and what feedback we receive from them.”
When not at work, Amy loves time with her family. She and her husband have three children who all enjoy tennis, swimming and watching Napoleon Dynamite.
Though she has only been with NCCS for a short time, Amy plans to help even more families battling childhood cancer. “The day I started, I walked in and was filled with excitement knowing I could make a difference in helping children survive.”