City of Hope has appointed Tina Pakfar as vice president of development. She brings more than 10 years experience and will lead strategic fundraising efforts including capital projects and major-gift fundraising.
|Tina Pakfar (Photo by Thomas Brown)|
“Tina is an extremely talented development professional with extensive experience working with health-care and academic institutions,” said Paul Blodgett, senior vice president of development. “Her expertise, particularly in the area of major gifts, will be a tremendous asset to City of Hope as we continue our ambitious fundraising efforts to advance research and treatment for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.”
Pakfar also will provide leadership for the organization’s growing grateful patient fundraising program.
Before joining City of Hope, she was senior executive director of development at University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she was involved in major gifts, annual fundraising, planned gifts and corporate foundation giving. Under her leadership, the cancer center raised more than $200 million in three and a half years.
Pakfar holds an Executive Masters in Leadership degree from USC’s School of Policy Planning and Development and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at USC.