Ellen Harding served as Vice President of Development at Mary Crowley for 6 years, building strong and meaningful relationships with private foundations and individuals in the Dallas community. One of her many achievements was securing necessary funds for the development of a new drug for Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric and young adult cancer. She brought families together from across the United State and Europe who had children with Ewing’s Sarcoma to rally for this much-needed development. Through private foundations and families, Ellen was able to generate funding for the Pre-clinical and the Phase I and partial Phase II clinical development of a new immune therapy for this rare cancer type.
Ellen was previously Director of Development at the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, where she excelled in raising philanthropic funds for cancer, cardiovascular and nursing initiatives. She spearheaded successful fundraising campaigns for the renovation of Baylor’s emergency department and for the building of the new cancer center on the downtown campus. Prior to joining Baylor, Ellen had a successful career in corporate sales with AT&T, where she was responsible for leading and building sales teams. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi.