Neuro Challenge Foundation Names Heider Development Director



Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, recently welcomed Mary Jo Heider as its first development director. Heider brings more than 18 years of experience in fundraising, grant writing and donor relations to the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, and will now develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan in partnership with the CEO. She will also serve as the organization’s major gift fundraiser, manage the nonprofit’s donor relations activities, oversee the event manager and maintain all special events, administer an annual giving program and act as an advocate for the agency.

Most recently, Heider served as the community relations and development manager for The Circus Arts Conservatory. During her 10-year tenure there, she spearheaded nonprofit funding, managed more than 400 volunteers, helped with a $4 million capital campaign and assisted with grants and grant writing.

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