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Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer Boston, MA

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has selected Melany Duval as its next senior vice president, chief development officer following a competitive, national search. Effective January 2019, she will lead philanthropic efforts for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund and succeed Sue Paresky, who announced earlier this year that she would be stepping down at the end of 2018 after 21 years at Dana-Farber.

Ms. Duval is a seasoned development executive with extensive experience in managing campaign planning and strategy. She has been vice president of development at Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) since 2017 where she was a member of the leadership team that led philanthropic activities for SVCF. The largest community foundation in the world, SVCF raised more than $1.4 billion in 2017. Prior to SVCF, Ms. Duval was the senior associate dean and associate vice president of Health Science Campus Development at the University of Southern California (USC) and provided leadership for the campaign to raise $1.5 billion for the USC Health Sciences Campus –the largest component of USC’s $6 billion fundraising campaign. She also worked for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in roles of increasing responsibility, where she helped successfully complete a $1 billion fundraising campaign, the largest fundraising achievement ever by a freestanding hospital in North America at the time. Ms. Duval began her career at her alma mater, Loyola Marymount University, where she received a bachelor of arts in political science and business administration.

Jack Gorman led this search with Grace Zakim, Cathy Cotton, Kaleigh Hoffman, and David Dacres.


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