Katy Ryan, executive director of 24 Foundation, has been named among The Mecklenburg Times “50 Most Influential Women of 2019.”
“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition and to share in this honor with so many amazing women throughout our Queen City,” said Ryan. “Working in the non-profit sector and serving our community is extremely rewarding. I am so grateful for my incredible network of family, friends, colleagues and mentors who support my passion and efforts to make a difference in enhancing the lives of others.”
Ryan has more than 18 years of non-profit, fundraising and community relations experience spanning: Alexander Children’s Foundation, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Girls on the Run International, Wake Forest University and UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been involved with 24 Foundation since January 2018 when she joined the board of directors as vice chair and then became executive director in October 2018. She also serves on the board of the Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charlotte Chapter and actively volunteers in lupus-related awareness efforts and cancer-related fundraising. A native of Alaska, Ryan graduated from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology.
The 50 Most Influential Women event was created to spotlight and recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, in the economy, and in society. The 11th Annual “50 Most Influential Women” Awards will be held on April 26 at the Hilton Charlotte Center City.
About 24 Foundation
24 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, N.C. with a mission to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer. Funds raised support organizations dedicated to cancer navigation and survivorship including: Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital, Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center, Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis and LIVESTRONG Foundation. 24 Foundation’s signature fundraising platform is a 24-hour long charity non-competitive cycling and walking event – currently in Charlotte, N.C. and Indianapolis, Ind. – that is safe, fun and open to all levels of cycling and walking abilities. Since 2002, more than 18,000 participants have raised $21 million, with an ultimate goal of providing cancer navigation and survivorship programs and services for all. For more information, call 704-365-4417 or visit www.24foundation.org.
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Contact: Jenni Walker