Kristy Short

Director of Major Gifts

Region covered: Indiana and Ohio

Kristy joined the American Cancer Society in March, 2010 and most recently held the position of Senior Manager, Distinguished Events.  Kristy was responsible for a portfolio of $1.2 million of revenue through Golf and Gala events while providing leadership for a team of staff in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.  Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, she gained valuable experience in advertising and public relations.  In Kristy’s position as Director, Major Gifts, her territory will include Ohio, Indiana and Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) and holds the responsibility of raising funds for the Cleveland Hope Lodge Renovation and Expansion Campaign. 

Kristy has participated as an American Cancer Society endurance fundraiser at multiple events including the New York City Marathon, Chicago Marathon and the Pan Ohio Hope Ride.  Kristy and her husband Joe live in Cleveland, Ohio.

For more information about making a donation to the American Cancer Society, call 440.821.8933.

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