Kelli oversees Special Olympics' global efforts in fundraising
strategy for corporate partnerships, major donors, special events
and direct marketing, while working collaboratively with our
Programs and Regions.
Kelli has worked in the development field for 19 years. She most
recently served as the Sr. Vice President/Chief Development Officer
of the United Service Organization (USO) in Washington, D.C. from
2008 - 2014. She has extensive experience with corporate
partnerships having worked with major partners including Kroger,
Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola and American Airlines.
Prior to her move to D.C., Kelli made her mark on several
organizations in California. As President and CEO of Make-a-Wish
Foundation in 2004-2008, she designed and implemented new
fundraising campaigns, such as A Season of Wishes, and created
successful planned gift programs. From 1999-2004, Kelli served as
President and CEO of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce &
Visitors & Conference Bureau where she re-established the
trademark for the City of Beverly Hills and led a re-branding
initiative. Finally, in the mid-1990s, she served as President and
CEO of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce where she led the
business initiatives and fundraising programs.
Kelli has served as a member of several Boards such as Goldrush
Cure Foundation, Miss District of Columbia's Outstanding Teen,
Century City Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America-Monterey
Bay Area Council, and the U.S.