January 12, 2012
Contact: Denise Lamott 415-381-8793


SAN FRANCISCO – GLIDE Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Janice Gow Pettey as their new Chief Development Officer.  Gow Pettey, selected from a field of stellar candidates, brings 32 years of experience in fundraising and philanthropy to GLIDE.  Ms. Gow Pettey began her new role at GLIDE on October 24, 2011, prior to GLIDE’s busy holiday season.

As GLIDE’s Chief Development Officer, Ms. Gow Pettey will lead all individual and institutional fundraising efforts to meet the objectives of the Glide Foundation and its $16 million annual budget.

Gow Pettey comes to GLIDE from her her private consulting business, J.G. Pettey & Associates, where her clients included Public Library of Science, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Center on Philanthropy (Indiana), Chinatown Resource Development Center, California Dental Association, Conard House, Dartmouth College, Center for the Integration and Improvement of Journalism (The Knight Ridder Foundation), The Beautiful Foundation (Seoul, South Korea), University of Melbourne (Australia), Lilly Foundation, Flintridge Foundation, and Festival of Children Foundation among others.

As Chief Executive Officer of Sacramento Region Community Foundation from January 2001 to December 2004, Ms Gow Pettey saw contributions to the Foundation grow from $23 million to $86 million. In 2003 Sacramento Magazine named her Outstanding Woman.

A Chinese American and fourth generation Californian, Ms. Gow Pettey is also a published author and editor of two books on fundraising and philanthropy. Gow Pettey holds numerous awards, accolades, and certificates including Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy, Golden Gate Chapter AFP, 2008; Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award for Outstanding Published Scholarship, “Cultivating Diversity in Fundraising,” 2003; American Red Cross, California Golden Bear award, Outstanding Fundraiser, 1999; American Red Cross, President’s Award for Outstanding Fundraising, 1997 and 1998; United Way Outstanding Fundraiser, 1983,1984,1985,1986; American Red Cross, Level 5 fundraising officer (designated to work in disasters of the largest magnitude.); Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), 1993-present.

Located at Ellis and Taylor in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's most impoverished urban environments, GLIDE is an oasis that has served the poor and disenfranchised for more than 45 years. GLIDE is unconditional in its love, support and commitment to the community it serves – providing a range of holistic services from serving nearly one million free meals a year, to proving affordable housing, free or low-cost state-of-the-art healthcare along with dozens of other programs that help to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization.  With an unwavering commitment grounded in spirituality and emotional understanding, GLIDE is a leading organization for social justice – inspiring the larger community to celebrate humanity through compassion, generosity and acceptance.  For more information, please call (415) 674-6000 or visit


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