Jay McCullough Joins Ronald McDonald House at Stanford as Chief Development Officer

Jay McCullough Joins Ronald McDonald House(R) at Stanford as Chief Development Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
Jay McCullough Joins Ronald McDonald House(R) at Stanford as Chief Development Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay McCullough as the organization’s new chief development officer.

“Jay comes to the House with a passion for our mission as well as an impressive track record as a fundraiser for national and regional nonprofit programs,” said RMHS Chief Executive Officer Annette Eros. “With Jay’s extensive and successful background in professional development and organizational leadership, we are poised to significantly advance our resources in ways that will further benefit our community and the families we serve. I am extremely happy to welcome Jay to our leadership team.”

As a key position at the House, the chief development officer is responsible for planning and leading fundraising efforts in support of the vision, mission and goals of the organization, including a capital campaign to support ambitious expansion plans. McCullough will work closely with Eros and COO Laura Boudreau in the strategic planning and implementation of a high-quality and productive development program.

Most recently, Jay served as the chief income development officer at the American Cancer Society, California Division, Inc. where he managed the division’s $65 million income portfolio and strategically increased both corporate relations and major gift income. Prior to his position as CIDO, he was the regional vice president of the Orange County region of the American Cancer Society as well as the former executive director of TRUST for a Smoke-Free Texas, a consortium of statewide and national non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Texas PTA. Under his leadership, this alliance was responsible for thorough educational and grassroots campaigns throughout Texas, resulting in passages of strong anti-smoking ordinances in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.

McCullough has extensive experience in non-profit management and spent 16 years in the public sector, working in a professional capacity for and with elected officials, volunteers, organizations and health issues. He managed legislative and congressional campaigns, served as assistant chief of staff and chief of staff for two legislators, and worked on major legislative issues that have now become Texas law.

Jay lives with his family in Redwood City and is active in local civic and educational organizations.

About Ronald McDonald House at Stanford

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals. Founded in 1979, the House currently accommodates 47 families per night and features a communal kitchen and dining room, children’s activity room, teen recreation center, computer center, family library, and fitness center, in addition to a selection of program offerings that promote a sense of normalcy for each member of the family.


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