(Sioux Falls, SD) – Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that Chris Dockter has been added to the leadership team as the vice president of philanthropic giving. Edith Sanford Breast Cancer was launched in 2011 to pioneer a bold new comprehensive approach to breast cancer with a mission to unlock each women’s genetic code, advance today’s prevention and treatment, and end breast cancer for future generations.
Dockter will develop a highly skilled team that will fuel the visionary goals of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. She and her team will work with a nationwide grassroots network of supporters as well as individuals interested in major and planned gifts to energize the movement.
Dockter brings more than twenty years of nonprofit leadership success to the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation including fundraising experience at university and private schools in California and Oregon. Dockter most recently served as the chief executive officer of the Oregon and SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, where she was one of the leading representatives of Komen’s Affiliate network.
“I am honored to be part of this amazing team,” said Dockter. “As a sister and daughter of breast cancer survivors I understand the personal agony associated with this deadly disease. Supporting Edith Sanford Breast Cancer’s transformational research initiatives provides hope to women and their families affected by the disease.”
With the addition of Dockter, the initial leadership team for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation is complete. “Chris Dockter’s talent and experience will help us connect donors to their passion for finding the cures for breast cancer,” said Kimberly Simpson Earle, president of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. “We have a great team on board to spread the word about this new and exciting approach to beating breast cancer once and for all.”
Dockter received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, has served on various nonprofit boards, and has been a speaker on development and leadership topics.