Mr. Nicklas moved to Florida in January 2013 after working for the New York State Retirement System for 33 years. A native of Albany, N.Y., he earned his bachelor’s degree in English from University at Albany, The State University of New York.
“I have known Jerry for several years and I am pleased that he has accepted our invitation to join our Board of Directors,” said Trustee Bill Venuti. “We know he will make a great addition to our board and we look forward to his input and continued support of The Campbell Foundation.”
Mr. Nicklas was a snowbird for six years, before making Pompano Beach his permanent home. After attending a Campbell Foundation fundraiser a few years ago he was so impressed he became a volunteer.
“Thanks to important funding sources like The Campbell Foundation, I hope that we will soon see success in the search to find a cure for HIV/AIDS,” Nicklas said.
The eight-member Board of Directors is responsible for, among other things, reviewing grant proposals, helping to educate the community and spread the word about The Campbell Foundation’s mission.
The Campbell Foundation was established in 1995 by the late Richard Campbell Zahn as a private, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting clinical, laboratory-based research into the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. It focuses its funding on supporting alternative, nontraditional avenues of research. In its 19th year, the Campbell Foundation has given away more than $9 million dollars, with about $1 million going to direct services. For more information go to: www.campbellfoundation.net