For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat Colleluori
HOLMES, PA – The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Jeff Baxter to lead its fundraising and development team. Baxter serves as Director of Fundraising for the organization. Baxter’s experiences includes event management, specializing in non-profit and community events. Prior to working at HEADstrong, Baxter served in roles with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and other Philadelphia based charities most notably Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia and Operation Warm.
Baxter will pull from extensive non-profit experience to implement and execute on HEADstrong campaigns, peer-to-peer fundraising, school program, athletic and other fundraising events. He will also collaborate to develop marketing campaigns and support of HEADstrong’s service mission. Aside from his diverse non-profit experience, Baxter has an athletic background as a former NCAA student-athlete at Saint Joseph’s University. As a Delaware County native and a member of the Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse team, Baxter had a strong interest in the cause and natural synergy with the HEADstrong Foundation.
“I have always admired the HEADstrong Foundation from afar being so close to sport of lacrosse and having loss a family member to cancer. When the opportunity arose at the Foundation to work to increase its impact, I jumped on the opportunity. I am excited to be here and looking forward to working with the community to support the Headstrong Foundation mission.” said Jeff Baxter
“We are delighted to welcome Jeff Baxter to the HEADstrong family. Jeff possesses an incredible personality and a wonderful reputation for being a kind-hearted and passionate. Given his interest in our cause and his experience with athletics, non-profit and disease we believe that we found the perfect candidate in Jeff and strongly believe that he will be able to move the needle for the HEADstrong Foundation. We are truly honored to have him on our team and look forward to our future with him at the helm of our fundraising core.” said Cheryl Colleluori HF President and Nick’s Mom
HEADstrong Foundation serves as a vital resource to families affected by cancer. From diagnosis to a hopeful remission, HEADstrong plays a critical role every step of the way. The organization was conceived by Hofstra lacrosse player Nicholas Colleluori in wake of his terminal diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Colleluori’s public fight from the sidelines captivated the nation and from his hospital bed he created an organization focused on empowering student-athletes to improve lives affected by the disease. His vision was simple yet critical; helping real families when they needed it most, providing support so that families may live with a greater dignity and normalcy. Colleluori fought to improve the inpatient experience, the affordability and accessibility of care and tackled the general concerns facing the patient population. Understanding the ripple effect and impact that a cancer diagnosis had on a family, Colleluori championed efforts to support caregivers and capital projects to improve accommodations. HEADstrong invests more than $.90 of every dollar into a service offering 100% committed to improving the quality of life for families affected by cancer. The organization has assisted more than 14,000 families having allocated more than $10 million in aid. GO LIME, is a perfect way for athletic programs to get involved this season.
To donate, get involved or learn more please visit www.HEADstrong.org. Follow HEADstrong Foundation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @HEADstrongFnd.