Burton Bridges

Associate Director, Field Development, ALSAC; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, USA

With more than a decade of non-profit fundraising and strategic communications experience, Burton Bridges has fostered multi-million-dollar national partnerships and built innovative strategies to acquire public support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. As Field Development's associate director, he leads a diverse team that produces dynamic content and memorable experiences for St. Jude supporters nationwide. Around Memphis, Burton is deeply involved in the artistic community as an avid stage actor and storyteller with professional and community theatres. He has also taken great pride in raising queer visibility by collaborating and performing with Memphis' two LGBTQ+ companies: Emerald Theatre and Friends of George's. He currently serves or has served on the boards of directors of the DeNeuville Learning Center, Delta Sigma Pi, the CBU Alumni Association, and the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission. Burton has volunteered at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center since 2008 and serves as a member of its Works of Heart art auction committee. He is also an alumnus of the New Memphis Institute and Leadership Memphis. Burton graduated summa cum laude from Christian Brothers University with a B.S.B.A. in finance. He also holds a master of arts in journalism from the University of Memphis.


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