Contact: SOIA Director of Communications, Joyce Allard at 515-986-5520
Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) has appointed Sherry Fuller as vice president of Development. Fuller has an extensive background in development and athletics/sports management. She most recently served as director of Development at Simpson College in Indianola from 2009 – 2013.
In this role she provided leadership with capital campaigns, corporate gifts and the annual fund. She was part of a capital campaign that raised $15 million in two years.
Her development experience also includes serving as director of Annual Giving at Simpson College from 2006 – 2009, and as director of the Heidelberg Fund at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio.
Fuller’s sports management experience includes serving as assistant athletic director at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; and associate athletic director at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.
“We are pleased to have Sherry join the Special Olympics Iowa team,” said SOIA President and CEO Hal Pittman. “She has superb fundraising and sports management experience that will benefit our organization and our athletes in many ways.”
Fuller is active in a number of civic and professional organizations. She volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, and serves on the board of Goodwill of Central Iowa. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Fuller earned her BS degree in health management from Bethel College in Kansas; an MS degree in sport administration from the University of Kansas; and a Master of Business Administration from Baker University.
Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA), a statewide nonprofit organization, provides high-quality training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in all 99 counties of Iowa. SOIA offers 23 Olympic-style sports to nearly 11,000 athletes and Unified Sports partners year-round. Since 1968, Special Olympics has provided an inclusive culture that stresses athletic excellence, rewards determination, emphasizes health, and celebrates personal achievement.
For more information, visit the SOIA website at www.soiowa.org or call 515-986-5520.