SOURCE: Soles4Souls Inc.

November 06, 2007 09:00 ET

Soles4Souls Hires Longtime Easter Seals Officer Sylvia Wolf as Chief Strategic Development Officer

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Soles4Souls Inc., the charity dedicated to providing free footwear to needy people around the world, announced the hiring of Sylvia Wolf as its Chief Strategic Development Officer. Sylvia comes to Soles4Souls after nearly 30 years with Easter Seals and other reputable non-profit organizations.

"Sylvia is going to be instrumental in fine tuning the long-term, strategic plan of Soles4Souls," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of the charity. "It was critical for us to retain the ideal candidate for this position and we are thrilled to have found her," he said.

"I am excited to come to Soles4Souls and help the charity's vision become reality," Wolf said. "It's important to streamline the practices of such a fast-growing organization, and I'm pleased to jump in and work with this dynamic group of people," she said.

Wolf spent 27 years with Easter Seals in a variety of positions and locations, most recently as its Chief Development Officer of the Bay Area Affiliate. Easter Seals assists more than 1 million special-needs children and adults, and Wolf's responsibilities included forging strategic corporate partnerships, managing special events, fundraising telethons, celebrity involvement, and more. She will use these experiences and talents to help Soles4Souls build long-term partnerships and sharpen the core message of the charity.

Sylvia has also worked for a professional theatre organization in New Jersey, and served on the Board of The Illuminators, a food industry organization that supports the retail grocery industry and non-profit organizations.


Nashville-based Soles4Souls™ facilitates the donations of shoes, which will be used to aid the hurting worldwide. The organization has distributed more than 3 million pairs of shoes since January 2005 (or one pair of shoes every 28 seconds). Shoe companies, retailers, and individuals can donate both new and "gently worn" footwear. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. For more information about Soles4Souls, please call (866) 521-SHOE, or visit or

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