The American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is pleased to announce the appointment of Jill Myers as Chief Development Officer.
Formerly the Regional Development Director, Myers was promoted to the position following an extensive search.
“We are thrilled that Jill has taken on her new role as Regional Chief Development Officer,” said Cindy Erickson, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater St. Louis Region. “We know Jill will continue to excel in her leadership role, just as she has in her previous positions.”
As Chief Development Officer, Myers accepts a regional annual fundraising goal of more than $9 million and leads the development team responsible for securing gifts in St. Louis City and the surrounding 72 counties in Missouri and Illinois. She also oversees the local Tiffany Circle, whose members donate a minimum of $10,000 annually to the Red Cross.
Myers is a senior fundraising professional with a 19 year history with the Red Cross. Her accomplishments include securing major and planned gifts that generated more than $1 million in a fiscal year, as well as securing the largest individual gift in the St. Louis Area Chapter’s history.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead an incredible regional fundraising team to support the Red Cross mission,” said Myers. “Our mission is so powerful. My passion is connecting our donors with that mission to create long-lasting partnerships.”
The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. It is a mission Myers believes in.
Previously at the Red Cross, Myers served as a Director in the Development department for 10 years. She has also managed the annual fund and special events.
Prior to joining the organization in 1993, Myers worked in marketing at Edward Jones and communications at the United Way of Greater St. Louis.
Locally, the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region is a proud member agency of the United Way, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.
About the American Red Cross Greater St. Louis Region: Celebrating 95 years of dedicated service in the region, the American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies. Thousands of volunteers and generous donors provide community support services including disaster relief, preparedness efforts, training in lifesaving skills, service to military families and blood services. The Greater St. Louis Region covers St. Louis City, and 72 surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois. All disaster relief services are free. To learn more about the Red Cross and how you can help, contact your local Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcross.org.