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ZERO Prostate Cancer Welcomes Sean Kramer as New Chief Development Officer


ZERO Prostate Cancer
Jessica Fetrow, Digital Media Coordinator

Development Leader Brings Extensive Experience to Fuel Transformative Growth

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Washington, D.C., March 20, 2024 — After a nationwide search, ZERO Prostate Cancer is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Kramer as its new Chief Development Officer. Kramer brings a wealth of experience and expertise in nonprofit development strategy, with past leadership roles at Carter Philanthropy, Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Parkinson’s Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the American Red Cross.

With a distinguished track record in philanthropy and organizational growth, Kramer has demonstrated exemplary leadership in various roles throughout his career. Before joining ZERO Prostate Cancer, Kramer was the Managing Director at Carter Philanthropy in Miami, FL, where he spearheaded transformative initiatives and boosted revenue for diverse organizations. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, where he achieved a remarkable 100% revenue increase during the pandemic, securing more than $16 million in funding.

During his tenure as the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at the Parkinson's Foundation, Kramer played a pivotal role in driving revenue growth and implementing diverse fundraising strategies, elevating revenue to over $40 million within two years. Through data-driven strategies, Kramer also led the establishment of a robust major giving program while effectively communicating the organization's impactful work.

"I’m thrilled to have Sean Kramer as our new Chief Development Officer and as a member of the executive leadership team to drive funding for our mission expansion," said Courtney Bugler, President & CEO of ZERO Prostate Cancer. "Sean's stellar track record of fundraising success at other leading nonprofits brings a new era of opportunity for our organization as we scale to meet the growing needs of our community.”

At ZERO Prostate Cancer, Kramer will lead the organization's comprehensive development strategies to drive transformative giving and foster collaborative partnerships to support the mission of ending prostate cancer. He will oversee all aspects of fundraising and development, including corporate partnerships, donor relations, major gifts, peer-to-peer fundraising, and new revenue streams. He will collaborate with stakeholders, including ZERO’s Board of Directors and fellow team members, to develop and implement fundraising at new levels to propel organizational growth.

"I am honored to join ZERO Prostate Cancer and be a part of such a dedicated team committed to ending prostate cancer," said Sean Kramer. "The hallmark of my career has been leading transformational, giving opportunities that drive mission progress, and I’m excited to apply my expertise to take the prostate cancer cause to new heights.”   

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About ZERO Prostate Cancer

ZERO Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer and help all who are impacted. ZERO advances research, provides support, and creates solutions to achieve health equity to meet the most critical needs of our community. From early detection to survivorship, ZERO is the premier resource for prostate cancer patients and their families to access comprehensive support, make meaningful connections, and take action to save lives. Our dedicated national and chapter staff is joined with a growing team of passionate volunteer champions to increase advocacy, awareness, and community engagement to ZERO out prostate cancer. ZERO is recognized with four out of four stars by Charity Navigator and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. ZERO spends more on programs than any other prostate cancer charity, dedicating 85 cents of every dollar to support, education, and research.

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