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Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Appoints Gleeson to New Development Position


Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and successfully executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. He will be based in The Jockey Club’s New York City office, and he began his new duties on Monday, March 2, 2015.

The appointment was announced by Dell Hancock, chairman of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

“Garrett has a proven track record of motivating individuals and organizations to expand their involvement and investment in various causes, and we are thrilled he will now be doing so on behalf of our foundation,” Hancock said. “He is a wonderful addition to our team and his presence helps ensure that Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation remains well prepared to meet the challenging and ever-increasing demands of equine research.”

For the past three years, Gleeson has served as program director, major gifts for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. He joined that staff in 2007 as a communications associate and was promoted to communications director two years later. After a one-year stint as a senior development associate for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, he returned to the Children’s Tumor Foundation in 2012.

Gleeson, a native of Garden City, N.Y., and a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from The Johns Hopkins University and a master of arts degree in journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. The foundation has provided $20.9 million to fund more than 300 projects at 41 universities since 1983. Additional information about the foundation is available at

Contact: Edward L. Bowen
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