Cradles to Crayons is pleased to welcome Yvette McClymont, CFRE as the new Vice President of National Philanthropy.
Yvette joins Cradles to Crayons from the Salvation Army Central Territory, where she has worked as the Territorial Director of Major Gifts providing direction, coaching, and oversight for major gift fundraising across eight major markets since 2019. Prior to her work at The Salvation Army, Yvette served as the Director, Program Development at Presence Health Foundation focusing on developing individual giving programs including major and planned gift strategies and she also served as Director of Stewardship at Rush University Medical Center overseeing a comprehensive stewardship program focusing on donor recognition and stewardship activities across all giving channels. In previous roles, Yvette also worked at Alzheimer’s Association and Bible League International. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Governor’s State University.
In this newly created Vice President of National Philanthropy role, Yvette will be focused on establishing national fundraising efforts for Cradles to Crayons. Yvette will work closely with the CEO and other leadership as appropriate in developing fundraising strategy and fundable programs and will establish and staff the National Board’s Development Committee. In addition, she will be responsible for further developing and managing the National Board prospect pipeline, identifying new Board prospects, working closely with leadership and the Nominating & Governance Committee. Yvette will be reporting to the CEO and will be a member of the 6-person Executive Team. She will be working in collaboration with the CEO, Executive Directors, and Development leads within each market, as well as the VP of Giving Factory Direct to build a culture of fundraising and grow funding for both national initiatives and market operations.
About Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons (C2C), founded in 2002, provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive—at home, at school, and at play. C2C supplies clothing, shoes, diapers, school supplies, and more, free of charge. Its vision is that one day all children will have the essentials they need to thrive.
Two in five kids in the United States are currently facing Clothing Insecurity, going without basic essentials like pants, shoes, diapers, and school supplies during their critical development years. Three of the top ten reasons kids miss school are rooted in Clothing Insecurity—just one example of the significant short- and long-term social and economic costs when these needs go unmet. C2C keeps Clothing Insecurity at the core of its mission and is the only large-scale nonprofit organization to focus on this resource gap. Since its founding, C2C has distributed more than four million customized packages of essentials to children in Massachusetts, Greater Philadelphia, Chicagoland, NYC, and nationally, through Giving Factory Direct—a first-of-its-kind online product donation platform launched in 2021.