Vice President, Development and Partnerships
Valerie Fitton-Kane directs the organization’s initiatives in development and strategic partnerships. She establishes and implements the infrastructure needed to raise funds for organizational growth and product development through solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. Ms. Fitton-Kane supports the Board of Directors’ Development and Governance Committee. She is a member of the Senior Leadership team, providing direction on all strategic and operational issues to ensure an effective and coordinated effort to meet Challenger Center’s goals.
Prior to joining Challenger Center, Ms. Fitton-Kane managed fundraising innovation projects at Oxfam GB and led fundraising teams at Sabin Vaccine Institute and LIFT. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Science in decision and information sciences from University of Florida, and a certificate in nonprofit management from Northeastern University.