Gloria Crockett

Gloria Jetter Crockett has more than 25 years of management and leadership experience at both a local and national level within the nonprofit arena. Currently, she is the President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire, an organization that grants wishes to children battling critical illnesses.

She has gained extensive experience in working with community and corporate leaders, volunteers, major gift donors and leading high-performance teams of staff and volunteers. Previously, she was the chief development officer for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County and formerly served as the interim executive director for development and the senior director of development for the cancer programs for the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. In this role, Crockett lead a team of seven and was responsible for $10 million in fundraising annually.

Prior to the University of California, Irvine, Crockett spent 17 years in advanced roles with the American Cancer Society culminating in the state senior vice president for Maryland, managing a team of 45 and raising over $7 million dollars annually. In this role, she led the Society’s community and volunteerism efforts and guided staff and volunteers daily in support of the Society’s goals and mission. Crockett was successful in providing strategic leadership and direction, which advanced a diverse portfolio of bottom line objectives. Crockett holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and currently resides in Orange County with her family.



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