Arlene Dayboch Joins American Kidney Fund as Northeast Region Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MELVILLE, New York (Dec. 2) – The American Kidney Fund (AKF) today announced it has appointed Arlene Dayboch as director of its Northeast Region. She will be based at the organization’s Melville office, supporting AKF outreach, fundraising and special events in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and all of New England.

AKF is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization working on behalf of the 31 million Americans with kidney disease. AKF provides kidney disease prevention activities, top-rated kidney health educational resources, and direct financial assistance enabling 1 in every 5 U.S. kidney failure patients to access lifesaving medical care, including dialysis and transplantation. In the Northeast Region of the United States, AKF provided over $31.5 million in assistance to nearly 11,000 patients in 2014. In New York alone, AKF’s financial assistance to patients totaled more than $6 million. AKF spends 97 cents of every donated dollar on programs that directly serve and educate patients and the public.

In her new role, Dayboch will be responsible for AKF’s annual fundraising events in the Northeast Region including the New York Spring Event, the New York Golf Classic and A Pairing for Prevention in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She will represent AKF in networks and coalitions that work to increase awareness of kidney disease among populations at risk, that support kidney patients and that promote organ donation.

An experienced fundraiser, event planner and community builder, Dayboch joins AKF from the March of Dimes in Woodbury, New York, where she was senior community director responsible for fundraising as well as volunteer and donor recruitment and management. She has held key development positions for other nonprofits, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Ride for Life.

“Arlene’s experience is a great fit for our Northeast Region and we are looking forward to working with her to expand our partnerships with organizations and individuals who care about fighting kidney disease and helping patients,” said Julie Puzzo, vice president of development and field operations for AKF.