Dara Heidt

Director of Major Gifts

Region covered: New Jersey 


Dara is the Director of Major Gifts for the American Cancer Society, Inc. in the state of New Jersey. She is responsible for building and stewarding relationships with donors and with estate and financial planning professionals to provide information about the ACS’s programs and services pertaining to cancer control. She coordinates suggestions for planned giving vehicles in efforts to facilitate constituent desires to put an end to cancer as a major health concern.

For 13 years, Dara worked in her family business focusing on sales and marketing within the event planning and catering industries.  She was also responsible for the design, build-out, and management of a thriving boutique catering venue.  Before that, she did fundraising for the Philadelphia Zoo and the American Red Cross in Philadelphia.

Dara lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with her husband, Garrick, her two daughters, Sophie and Charlie and her dog, Puddles.  She enjoys exercising, cooking, the beach, spending time with family and friends and is a very active member of the South Jersey community.

For more information about making a donation to the American Cancer Society, call 856.673.5726.  

To contact this Director of Major Gifts, please email dara.heidt@cancer.org.