Frances M Gibbons is the Senior Director of Development for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter with over 8 years of experience in the development field and 20 years in the non-profit sector. She has a proven track record of driving strategic fundraising initiatives through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s program, fostering donor & sponsor relationships, and building community awareness of the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association throughout Eastern, Central and Northeast PA.

In her current role at the Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, Frances oversees 13 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, including leading a team of three Walk Managers and their efforts in peer to peer fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and planned giving. She has successfully led campaigns that have raised over 1.2 millions of dollars to support the mission of Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Before joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Frances served as an Assistant Buyer for Ten Thousand Villages, where she led communication efforts of development work with over 30 vendors from around the world and built lasting partnerships with key international leaders.

Additionally, she spearheaded efforts with reviewing, organizing and updating membership applications of WFTO and FTF as well as supported researching projects to aid the development of international vendors.

Frances holds a Bachelor of Arts in History/Pre-Law from Misericordia University.

Outside of her professional work, Frances is passionate about mentoring high school-aged students through Discovering Paths, as well as volunteering in her local community. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and pets.