Staci Cross is a seasoned development officer with over a decade of experience in multimillion-dollar fundraising programs. She brings her experience in corporate partnerships and fundraising programs to the FSU Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors.
Staci Cross is the Vice President of Activation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In her current post, she is responsible for leading a team of individuals who launch all new corporate partnerships, programs and concepts with the goal of helping the organization raise more than $1 billion annually. Staci created several fundraising events, including Dance Dash, Miracle Jeans Day, and most recently Miracle Challenge, which raised more than $2M in its pilot phase. In her ten years at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Staci has served in a variety of capacities, including managing relationships with corporate partners such as Publix, Ace Hardware, McLane Company and Kroger, to serving as a Regional Director for more than 30 east coast hospitals.
Now an experienced fundraiser for the nonprofit industry, Ms. Cross’ career path began when she was a student at Florida State. She discovered her passion for helping communities through Florida State University Dance Marathon, volunteering for the organization and serving on its executive team.
Ms. Cross earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Florida State University. She also earned a master’s degree in public service administration from Texas A&M University, and a Certificate of Professional Fund Raising from Boston University.
Ms. Cross now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she is very involved in the community. She has been awarded the George H.W. Bush President Leadership award, the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale President’s Award and the CMN Hospitals Servant Leadership Award.