The top development official for Susan G. Komen for the Cure is leaving the breast-cancer charity for a similar position with the Boys and Girls Clubs, reports The Daily Beast.
Julie Teer is the fourth vice president to leave Komen in recent months, a period that has seen the charity — known for its pink-ribbon campaigns and Races for the Cure — struggle with negative fallout from its since-rescinded decision to suspend grants to Planned Parenthood.
An internal Komen memo credited Ms. Teer with “developing major donor events” and building partnerships with major corporate donors such as Caterpillar and General Electric during her tenure of nearly four years. Ms. Teer was not immediately available for comment.
“We’re sorry to lose her, but it’s a great opportunity for her,” Komen spokeswoman Andrea Rader said. Ms. Teer will become the senior vice president of resource development for the Boys and Girls Clubs.