Vernon Rose, Former Director of Women’s Philanthropy, American Red Cross

“Since electing Elaine Lyerly as its National Chair, the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle program has never been in better hands. Through her personal leadership as a donor and volunteer, Elaine demonstrates how the American Red Cross remains a symbol of hope locally and across the globe. The Tiffany Circle has expanded into Canada, Great Britain and many other countries. This expansion has been solely the work of Elaine for over two years, and the fruit of her labor is ripening quickly. The Tiffany Circle is the most successful major gift program in the history of the American Red Cross having raised $45 million in six years.