Nancy Wolff received the HDE Distinguished Alumni 2015


Nancy Wolff received theHDE Distinguished Alumni 2015


Nancy Wolff loved NDSU from the moment she visited campus as a sophomore in high school.  She only applied to NDSU and was accepted with honors.  Although her rancher grandfather had concerns about what kind of career a degree in Corporate and Community Fitness would provide, Wolff had a vision that she could make corporate America healthier.  Now as the Senior Vice President – Development for the SouthWest Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA), she is responsible for strategy and execution of fundraising across a six state region raising over $55 million. The mission of the AHA is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Prior to her current role, she was the Executive Director of the Dallas Division, which is the largest division in the country raising $9 million through three main events – the Heart Walk, Cotes du Coeur and Go Red for Women.  She has been awarded the Rome Betts Award twice for her work in the Dallas Division.

Before joining the American Heart Association, Wolff worked for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).  Through her 4 ½ year tenure at JDRF, she was the Associate Executive Director and National Special Events Manager.  In addition to being passionate about her home state of North Dakota and the mighty NDSU Bison, she is the Vice Commander of the American Legion Post 321, an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta Dallas Alumni, King of Glory Lutheran Church, Leadership Dallas Alumni and NDSU College of Human Development and Education’s Board of Visitors.

While at NDSU, Wolff earned her BS in Corporate and Community Fitness (Exercise Science) with minors in Business Administration and Nutrition. Organizations she was involved with include: Dean’s List, Golden Key National Honor Society, Rho Lambda Recognition Honor Society, Libra Honor Society.

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