Katy Ryan | Executive Director
Born and raised in Alaska, Katy studied neuroscience and psychology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Following her first (and only) job in corporate America, Katy jumped feet-first into the non-profit sector where she’s worked in fundraising, partnerships, and community relations for more than 20 years. Before joining 24 Foundation, Katy served as the Vice President of the Alexander Children’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Alexander Youth Network. She has also served as Senior Development Director at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte; Vice President of Partnerships and Development at Girls on the Run International; Director of Business and Alumni Relations at Wake Forest University and Associate Director of Development at UNC-Chapel Hill. Katy also sits on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte, and the Bowdoin College Advisory Network.
Katy lives at Lake Twitty, NC, with her husband Steven and her three step-daughters, Amanda, Rebecca, and Samantha.
Lisa Dale | Vice President | 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. Prior to 24 Foundation, Lisa worked as 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.
Nanci Bonfield | 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.
Caroline Arey | Marketing & Communications Director
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 oversees the organization’s marketing strategy, brand, and communications. She also 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.
Bob Zoeller | Finance Manager
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.
Cass Hibbard | Operations Director
A native of Wisconsin, Cass earned a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She moved to Charlotte in 2018 and brings with her valuable experience in communication, human resources, and project management. Prior to joining 24 Foundation, Cass worked as the Marketing Communications Specialist at Eggers Industries as well as the Assistant Director of Desk Services for her alma mater. Cass oversees office administration, donation processing, board preparation and overall holding down the fort at 24 Foundation HQ!