Plum Whitney serves as the Event Director for the 24 Foundation where she successfully manages three national events while streamlining programs and procedures. In addition, Plum works on a large number of other cause related events, including cycling and obstacle racing events. Plum’s background is in event operations and hospitality, including time with five-star hotels, restaurants and cruise ships. Her focus is on the areas of project management, venue management, inventory, logistics, registration, staffing, and volunteer management. Plum’s expertise lies in strategy of new ways to improve procedures and the overall event experience for participants. Contact Plum.
Regional Director – Carolinas
Lisa Dale is a longtime 24 Foundation rider and fundraiser. Lisa has over 30 years of experience specializing in vision creation by partnering with Fortune 500 companies to execute their mission and message through a phased plan that creates brand awareness, increased profitability, and fosters brand loyalty. She is a Corporate Promotional Consulting partner with HALO Branded Solutions. She graduated with an associates in Business Management and Marketing. Lisa is an active runner and cyclist that you will frequently see on the COCAC, Unknown-Dornier, Adiamo, OMB, and MOJO group and charity rides. She resides in Charlotte and has two children Morgan and Jon Michael. Contact Lisa.
Regional Director – Indiana
Nanci Bonfield joins 24 Foundation from Indianapolis, where she works remotely. Nanci’s previous work encompasses frontline fundraising, event coordination, team events/special event planning, donor relations and corporate development for multi-state markets. Prior to joining 24 Foundation, Nanci worked for Autism Speaks, helping raise over $900,000 in the past 2 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science, in Therapeutic Recreation, and has background working in Physical Rehabilitation. Her passion for fundraising has been lifelong, starting with her kids’ activities on a volunteer level as a stay at home mom. She resides in Indiana with her husband, Mike and 3 kids, Drew, Katie and Dylan. Contact Nanci.
Regional Director – Maryland
Sue Taylor joins 24 Foundation from Maryland, where she works remotely. She is responsible for recruiting, retaining and stewarding key stakeholders in Maryland. Sue brings over 20 years experience in fundraising and corporate community engagement raising funds for nonprofits, schools and other grassroots organizations. Sue’s previous work experience includes fund development, corporate sponsorships, special events, expense management and partnership development. Sue earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration from Towson University. A lifelong Marylander, Sue is an avid Ravens and Orioles fan and lives in Maryland with her family. Contact Sue.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Caroline brings more than nine years of communications and marketing experience to her role. She earned a bachelor of arts in communications, public relations, and sports management from North Carolina State University, and currently freelances in social media marketing and public relations. Caroline currently lives in Matthews with her husband, David, and their three daughters, Nora Beth, Annablair and Jane Ellis. Contact Caroline.
Carrie is a 15-year cancer survivor of both breast cancer and an incurable form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She first was introduced to 24 Foundation in 2004 when she participated in the event with a team of cancer survivors from the Strides to Strength cancer wellness program. The uplifting spirit of the event & the camaraderie among the riders impacted her to be more proactive within the cancer community. Since, 2006 Carries has been a member of the Booty Crew, mostly assisting with 24 Foundation’s mission booth & survivorship activities. Carrie has an extensive human resources background. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management. Carrie is responsible for office administration, donation processing, board preparation and overall holding down the 24 Foundation HQ! Contact Carrie.
Bob Zoeller oversees accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, and financial planning. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of accounting and has been a CPA since 1988. Bob has a diversified background in accounting and systems and has worked with both small and large companies with a record of increasing responsibility. Contact Bob.
Donations and Matching Gift Coordinator
Anina comes with a very unique skillset. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Anina graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. After spending six years as a Radiological Chemist and three as an Asphalt Chemist, she got married and followed her husband to Charlotte. Searching for a career change, Anina chose to pursue non-profit, and more specifically with a focus on cancer as her family has been affected by the disease. Prior to joining our staff, Anina served as a volunteer for the Baston’s Children’s Hospital in the cancer wing, but left after realizing she wanted to be connected more to the survivors and patients. Anina will primarily be responsible for processing donations and matching gifts, as well as assisting with fundraising. Contact Anina.