Children’s Wish Fund Names Executive Director
The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund is promoting J’Lynn Mayes Cooper to executive director. Cooper, who most recently served as director of Wish operations, started as a volunteer in 1992.
Her role as executive director includes overseeing the strategic direction and growth of the organization, budget forecasting, managing staff and overseeing special events including Portrait of Wishes gala, Republic Airways “Pulling for Wishes” Airplane Pull, Wish Fund Golf Classic, Heartstrings Music Festival and Hyatt’s Christmas in the Kitchen event.
“J’Lynn brings proven leadership experience and loyalty to Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Her knowledge, combined with her love for the Wish families make her the ideal leader our organization,” said Board President David Charles. “We’re excited about this next chapter of J’Lynn’s career.”
Additionally, the organization says Cooper will continue to develop new partnerships with statewide companies to ensure future expansion.
In 2014, Cooper joined the fund staff full-time as special events and project manager.
Prior to joining the organization, Cooper worked for Group One Communications, Brookdale Senior Living and BR Associates, now Servus.