Lorene King leaving NASCAR Foundation for similar duties at Daytona State College

NASCAR Foundation / Headline SurferDaytona State College Foundation / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer illustration / Above, Lorene King is head of the NASCAR Foundation, but effective March 21, she'll be in charge of the Daytona State College Foundation.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College has tabbed Lorene King as its new leader for fundraising and grants.

King will become will become vice president of advancement and executive director of the Daytona State College Foundation, effective March 21, at an annual salary of $145,000. She currently serves as executive director of the NASCAR Foundation where she has led growth and expansion in a number of fundraising and awareness initiatives since 2012.

She held prior leadership advancement roles at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., as senior director of corporate alliances, senior director of legal, estates and trusts and director of gift-planning programs. 

“We look forward to Lorene’s leadership in this critical work to support the mission of Daytona State College,” said Tom LoBasso, Daytona State College president. “She is accomplished in her field with an impressive track record of successful program implementation and strategic planning for major gifts, corporate sponsorships, events and community connections.”

DSC President Tom LobassoKing will become will become vice president of advancement and executive director of the Daytona State College Foundation, effective March 21, at an annual salary of $145,000. She currently serves as executive director of the NASCAR Foundation where she has led growth and expansion in a number of fundraising and awareness initiatives since 2012.

She held prior leadership advancement roles at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., as senior director of corporate alliances, senior director of legal, estates and trusts and director of gift-planning programs. 

“We look forward to Lorene’s leadership in this critical work to support the mission of Daytona State College,” said Tom LoBasso, Daytona State College president, shown here. “She is accomplished in her field with an impressive track record of successful program implementation and strategic planning for major gifts, corporate sponsorships, events and community connections.”

Among her activities at NASCAR, King built an internal executive coalition for the foundation’s largest fundraising event, exceeding a $1 million revenue goal by 67 percent, and implemented a donor identification and cultivation program leading to 45 percent growth in annual giving over a three-year period. At St. Jude, she led a development team for the Thanks and Giving campaign and helped establish a grants-acquisition program initially leading to a $3 million funding stream.

In a written statement released by DSC, King, who has more than 15 years of nonprofit fund-raising experience, said, “I am thrilled with the opportunity to advance Daytona State’s support base and strategic outreach. It will be my honor to join such progressive leadership to enrich lives and make education more accessible for our citizens.”

King holds an MBA from the University of Memphis, a bachelor of science from the University of South Alabama and an associate of arts from Northwest Florida State College. She lives in New Smyrna Beach.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.