Cancer Support Community names new executive director
Nicole Topkis Pickles of Wilmington has been named executive director of Cancer Support Community Delaware, a statewide nonprofit organization that provides support services, free of charge, to people with cancer and their loved ones.
Prior to joining CSCDE, Pickles was director of development at Innovative Schools since 2013. From 2001 to 2012, she was a partner at Topkis Financial Advisors, co-managing $40 million in assets for over 100 clients while creating new investment portfolios. Pickles has deep knowledge of and experience in fundraising, having previously held executive development positions at The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and The American Cancer Society.
Pickles has been involved with CSCDE as a member of the board of directors since 2011.She currently is a committee member of the Annual Fund for the Wilmington Friends School. Pickles holds a BA from Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Joseph Amon, chair of the CSCDE Board, said, “It is with great enthusiasm we welcome Nicole to CSCDE. Her impressive record of success with Innovative Schools and Topkis Financial Advisors LLC speaks for itself, plus she has many connections throughout the state of Delaware with fundraising initiatives.”
Pickles said, “I am equally enthusiastic and look forward to working closely with the CSCDE Board of Directors, talented staff and the many dedicated volunteers to continue to advance our mission.”
The Cancer Support Community Delaware is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. More information about The Cancer Support Community and its other locations is available at www.cancersupportdelaware.org.