(Baton Rouge, La.) – Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center announced today that Danielle Mack has been named vice president and chief development officer for the cancer care organization. Mack, a Certified Fundraising Executive, has nearly 15 years’ experience building and managing fund development, volunteer engagement and special event programs.
A nearly 10-year member of Mary Bird Perkins’ development team, she has provided oversight and leadership in advancing philanthropic support throughout Southeast Louisiana. She most recently served as the interim chief development officer, leading the organization’s philanthropic strategy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Danielle leads by example and inspires others by her passion to propel cancer care forward,” said Todd Stevens, president and chief executive officer. “Her ability to establish trusting, long-lasting relationships with donors, steward donor support and manage a team of talented development professionals are a few of the many reasons she will excel in this position. We were excited to promote a long-standing team member to help build on our mission to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer.”
Throughout her fundraising career, Mack worked at the LSU Foundation and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her career highlights include securing multiple major gifts of fifty-thousand dollars and above and leading strategy for a successful annual giving program resulting in 95 percent growth.
In 2018, Mack was named Outstanding Professional Fundraiser by the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals, serving as the organization’s youngest recipient of this prestigious local award. She is a graduate of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s Class of 2014 Leadership Class, 2019 John W. Barton Sr. Community Leadership Program and 2019 Adweek Executive Mentee.
“I have been blessed to experience firsthand the power of philanthropy each and every day within the organization,” said Mack. As Mary Bird Perkins approaches its 50th anniversary, I am pleased to lead and work with our generous supporters and dedicated Cancer Center team during this forthcoming milestone to provide the funds that make the highest-level of cancer care possible. It’s an honor and earned responsibility that I will work to uphold to the highest levels of transparency and trust.”
About Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center is a regional cancer care organization that has been fighting cancer for almost 50 years. The cancer care organization provides care at nine centers in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Houma, Gonzales, Zachary and Natchez, Mississippi, and its service area encompasses southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi regions. For more information, please visit www.marybird.org.