The DC AAP Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Tysus Jackson will join DC AAP in January, 2017 as our Interim Executive Director. Tysus comes to us with a strong background in child health advocacy and organizational development. Tysus is passionate and experienced at bringing together partners to create measurable outcomes to improve children’s health in the District. For over five years, Tysus was able to build strategic relationships and funding to support the Children’s National Child Health Advocacy Institute’s key initiatives, the RAND Health and Health Care for Youth in the District of Columbia Report and the Child Health Data Lab. She is looking forward to bringing together dynamic child health advocates across the District to address the greatest children’s health issues.
Tysus has over 15 years of development experience in creating and growing fundraising and external affairs program. Tysus leads Conscious Giving, a consulting firm working with National and Washington, DC regional non-profits on external affairs and development strategy. She began her development career as a graduate intern at the Indiana University Foundation. She was a CASE Clarence Jupiter Fellow at Wabash College, and spent six years at Virginia Tech during their $1 billion campaign. As the Director of Development for the Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National, Tysus led development activities for the hospital’s regional, national, and global advocacy and population based initiatives. Tysus served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama where she closed the largest gift in school history and rapidly increased alumni and constituent engagement.
As a practitioner and researcher, Tysus is passionate about inclusive and conscious impact philanthropy. Her research on African American giving was published in the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Tysus holds a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame Indiana and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Non Profit Management and Philanthropy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Bloomington.