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Katie Zackon Joins The Griffin Gives Foundation as Executive Vice President

Philadelphia, PA, May 30, 2014 --( The Griffin Gives Foundation announced recently that Katie Zackon has joined the organization as Executive Vice President.

Ms. Zackon is an accomplished professional with a track record for driving revenue and cultivating strong partner relationships. She brings to the foundation more than 10 years of experience in the entertainment and sports industries. Most recently, she was Vice President of Strategic Development & Operations for Rose Park Productions, a content production and distribution company specializing in sports, music and urban film content. Before joining Rose Park Productions, she was Corporate Partnerships Manager for the Philadelphia Eagles for six years where she managed and negotiated corporate sponsorships for the team that was consistently ranked among the elite NFL teams for business.

An alumnus of Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland where she was a dean’s list student and captain of the Division I women’s soccer team while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Business, Katie began her professional career as an Account Executive with Beasley Broadcast Group (WXTU/WRDW radio stations) in Philadelphia.

Jeff Leinen, The Griffin Gives Foundation’s president and chairman of the board, commented, “We are extremely excited to welcome Katie to The Griffin Gives family. With her history of success at the highest levels, along with her drive and commitment to make a difference in the world, there is no doubt she will play a key role in our growth and our ability to impact those that need it most.”

Ms. Zackon currently serves as an advisory board member for the US Airways Education Foundation and board of visitors for the Mount St. Mary’s University Bolte School of Business. She is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania and resides with her family in Bucks County, PA.

The Griffin Gives Foundation is a philanthropic, not for profit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to supporting organizations committed to making a difference in the lives of others. The pillars of our foundation are to support our active and retired military personnel, champion the health and wellness of children, and support those fighting debilitating disease. At its core, the foundation aims to provide support for all ages, in all areas, and help fight every cause. Since its inception, The Griffin Gives Foundation has made an impact by supporting organizations like The Lung Cancer Foundation on behalf of Hank Baskett, The Kevin Turner Foundation and the fight against ALS, The Gary Sinise Foundation on behalf of their smart home program for disabled veterans, and Ryan House providing pediatric palliative care.

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