Heather Van Vonderen

Director of Estate and Gift Planning

Regions Covered:  Wisconsin


Heather joined the Society in 1999 and is proud to have served our lifesaving mission for more than 23 years.  Prior to joining the planned giving team, Heather was Associate Director of Development and worked with her staff team to raise critical funds for the lifesaving mission of ACS.  She has served in numerous roles in her career with the American Cancer Society, always with a passion for the mission and a love of working with the organization’s amazing donors, supporters, and volunteers.  

Heather is a graduate of UW- Oshkosh where she received her degree in Human Services and a minor in Wellness Promotion.  Cancer has deeply impacted her family and that is what brought her to the Society.  When she is not at work doing her part in the fight against cancer, Heather’s favorite pastime is going to her cabin and making memories on the boat and around the fire with her family and friends.  She has a deep love for her husband Frank and her two teddy bear puppies Bodhi and Utah.  She also enjoys traveling, especially to the Caribbean. 

Heather will be working alongside donors and professional advisors offering gifting options to blend the donors’ charitable goals with their passion to make a lasting difference in the fight against cancer. 

For more information about Planned Giving, call 1-800-227-1885

To contact this Director of Estate and Gift Planning, please email heather.vanvonderen@cancer.org.