Hoggarth Named Benton-Franklin Chapter Executive

Peggy Hoggarth named Chapter Executive of Benton-Franklin Chapter in Eastern Washington
I am confident that her experience, commitment to the community, and passion for our mission will position her for great success as the leader of the Red Cross in the Benton-Franklin area.

The American Red Cross is proud to announce the appointment of Peggy Hoggarth as the new Executive Director of the Benton-Franklin Chapter in Kennewick, WA.

Peggy brings a strong background in non-profit management and fund development to the American Red Cross. Most recently, Peggy served as the Chief Development Officer with the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation where she was responsible for the planning and implementation of Foundation fundraising goals, managed donor development and stewardship, and worked closely with the Board of Directors. Prior to that, Peggy spent ten years as the Division Director for the local March of Dimes Foundation.

“We are extremely excited to have Peggy join our team,” said Regional CEO Terry Pollard. “I am confident that her experience, commitment to the community, and passion for our mission will position her for great success as the leader of the Red Cross in the Benton-Franklin area.”

In her role as the Executive Director, Peggy will oversee Red Cross service delivery in Benton and Franklin counties including 24/7 disaster assistance and outreach to veterans and active duty members of the armed forces; spearhead local fundraising efforts; and continue to develop meaningful partnerships within the community. Her first day with the Red Cross was August 26, 2013.

Peggy replaces Jeanne Jelke who provided exceptional leadership at the chapter for the past decade. Jeanne recently retired, but continues her affiliation with the Red Cross.

Peggy can be reached at peggy.hoggarth@redcross.org or (509) 783-6195.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about forty percent of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.