Today, international development and anti-poverty organization Oxfam America announced that Shelley Goode will join Oxfam’s Senior Leadership Team as Vice President of Resource Development starting in January.
Ms. Goode joins Oxfam America with over 20 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and communications, and non-profit leadership. Most recently, Goode served as Senior Vice President of Development at Volunteers of America where she oversaw all fundraising initiatives for the 120 year-old health and human service organization.
Prior to Volunteers of America, Ms. Goode served a diverse set of clients in the nonprofit, educational, and cultural sectors in her post at Lipman Heame, a leading marketing and communications firm. Previously, she was the Vice President for External Affairs at the National Children’s Museum.
She has also held leadership positions at the Smithsonian Institution, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and Spelman College.
In October 2016, Ms. Goode was selected unanimously as a member of the Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding Trust (MS GIFT) board of directors. She also currently serves on the board of the College of William & Mary Foundation, the Arlington, Virginia Community Foundation board as vice president and previously served as president of the board of Doorways for Women and Families, a non-profit organization that offers shelter and programs to abused, homeless and at-risk woman and families. Goode also sits on the Advisory Council of the Mary Marshall Residences, an assisted living community for seniors with mental illness, physical or intellectual disabilities.
“Shelley has a depth of experience across the non-profit development sector and an impressive track record of creating innovative approaches to fundraising throughout her career. Oxfam’s mission to end poverty, hunger, and injustice has never been more urgent than it is today, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have Shelley join our senior leadership team.” said Raymond C. Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America.
Ms. Goode will follow current Vice President of Resource Development, Stephanie Kurzina, who will retire in January after chairing Oxfam’s fundraising team for twenty years