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Joy Chesbrough

Joy Chesbrough,

Chief Development Officer

Joy joined the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center in November of 2017. Her passion for philanthropy and nonprofit leadership is evident in the way she approaches fundraising and donor relationships.

Joy is a talented nonprofit leader and communicator who has been published in various magazines, including San Diego Magazine. She has been a panel speaker and presented on philanthropy and co-created corporate partnerships and shared value at Scripps 4th & 5th Annual Natural Supplement conference, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine Health conference, The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine conference in San Diego and in 2012 at the Phoenix Business Journal’s 2012 Corporate Partnership Summit. 

Professionally, Joy has spent 20 years as an executive nonprofit leader managing nonprofit organizations and teams. Joy holds an M.A in Communication from Regent’s School of Cinematography and an M.A. in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego’s, Caster School of Nonprofit Leadership. 

Prior to running her own consulting firm, Philanthrovation, Joy focused on digital communication, grant writing, nonprofit major gift fundraising and strategic planning. She served in a senior executive role for MAP International, voted as one of CNN and Forbes top charities, and as a Senior Director at World Vision where she was part of a national fundraising team that launched the For Every Child campaign that raised $500 million to reach 10 million children worldwide. Moreover, Joy was the executive development director that worked with Scripps Health Foundation to raise investments for a premier Integrative Medicine Clinic and Center in La Jolla, California. And, as Petsmart Charities National Director of Philanthropy, she managed a philanthropy department and was part of an executive team that launched Petsmart’s first national cause-marketing campaign called, People Saving Pets where she raised over $100 million in investments. Joy’s spent the last ten years as a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) where she served on the board for two years as their Chair of Corporate Partnerships.

Joy is a distinguished member of Worldwide Who’s Who International and was recently awarded, Professional of the Year by the agency in 2013. 

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