HopeTree Appoints Chief Advancement Officer

Dec 6, 2022 | 0 comments

Lisa Clause, Chief Advancement Officer, oversees HopeTree’s strategic planning and execution for development and marketing.

SALEM, Va. (December 6, 2022) – HopeTree Family Services, a leader in mental and behavioral health services, has appointed Lisa Clause as Chief Advancement Officer.In this role, she will oversee HopeTree’s statewide strategic planning and execution for fundraising, development, marketing, and communications.

Clause brings a wealth of knowledge and more than 25 years experience in donor relations, fundraising campaigns, and marketing to the team. Most recently, she served as Senior Director of Marketing and Philanthropy, Public Information Officer at Richfield Living where she oversaw all marketing efforts, led fundraising campaigns that exceeded goals of $1.2 million, and was critical to the development of the organization’s Roanoke campus. “We are so excited to have Lisa join our team,” said Jon Morris, President and CEO of HopeTree. “Her experience and qualifications are top notch, but it’s her energy and leadership that sets her apart.  She is a great fit to our team and she came to HopeTree at the perfect time.”

“HopeTree supports families across Virginia, and I wanted to make a difference with foster kids and the developmental disabilities ministry,” stated Clause. “The Advancement Department combines philanthropy and marketing which are my two greatest strengths. A long history of donations from the faith community and alumni who helped shape the Agency contribute to the success of our team. I am blessed to work with amazing people.”

Clause is a graduate of Virginia Tech, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management and a Masters of Business Administration from Liberty University. Currently, she serves on four non-profit boards including Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce, American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball, and YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge where she successfully chaired the Annual Campaign for two years.

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