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NACDS Foundation names director of development


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has appointed Matthew Burriesci as director of development.  

Burriesci began his new role with the NACDS Foundation on Aug. 20 and reports directly to NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger.  

Burriesci will play a lead role in fostering a culture of philanthropy and further enhancing the NACDS Foundation’s efforts to advance public health. He will develop and execute a fundraising strategy for programs under the foundation’s tenets of evidenced-based research, charitable advancement and education. Burriesci will also be responsible for cultivating new and existing relationships with potential donors and other supporters of these programs.


“The NACDS Foundation has a bold vision that requires a talented team,” stated Jaeger. “Matt brings all of the right qualifications to marshal support for NACDS Foundation programs that seek nothing less than to improve public health. We are excited to welcome him and look forward to his work with the NACDS Foundation board and with the foundation’s amazing donors.”


Previously, Burriesci served as executive director of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation in Washington, D.C., which bestows the largest peer-reviewed prize for fiction in the nation. Burriesci also served in various capacities for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, including executive director, and served as a consultant for the Association of Academic Health Centers. Previously, he also managed marketing and educational programs at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago.

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