Kim Azar-Anderson

Director of Philanthropy

Region covered: Western Coast and Central Florida, including: Bonita Springs, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Cape Romano, Clearwater, Everglades City, Fort Meyers, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Orlando, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Winter Haven

Kim joined the American Cancer Society in February 2010 as the Director of Leadership Giving based in Naples. In that position, she was responsible for the development and cultivation of the Laureate Society program – a top donor recognition program - and the annual gala. She effectively established a highly respected gala that exceeded goal three years in a row – year one: $345k actual against a goal of $150k – year two: $465k actual against a goal of $345k - and year three: $490k actual against a goal of $487k. Naples is now the number one gala in Florida with net revenue of $750,000 and designated a National Top Ten event.

In August 2013, Kim was promoted to the position of Sr. Director Distinguished Events for Florida and was responsible for the development and revenue for all twenty-four distinguished events in Florida, which is currently at 99% of goal YTD and 8% over last year in projected net revenue. She has since implemented best practices throughout the state in order to ensure that each event is results-oriented and reflects American Cancer Society standards of excellence.

Prior to joining the Society, as an alumna of Purdue University, Kim prepared for what resulted in a very successful career in sales, public relations, operations, and management with a top of the line retail store and first-class hotels nationwide. This included serving as a Store Manager and Regional Sales Manager, Tiffany & Co., Director of Sales and Marketing, The Houstonian Hotel and Conference Center, Director of Sales, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Corporation, and Senior Sales Manager, Stouffer Hotel/Renaissance Hotel.

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