Circle of Care, the Wilton-based foundation supporting children fighting cancer, appointed Gina M. Longo as the organization’s new executive director. Longo will work closely with the Circle Of Care founders and Board to implement the foundation’s vision and assist with the future direction of the organization.

Longo has more than 20 years of nonprofit management and fundraising experience and has a track record in academic and healthcare organizations. She previously served as chief of investor services at Girl Scouts of the USA, where she strengthened relationships with the national organization’s donors, corporate partners, Girl Scout Alumnae and Lifetime Members.

Prior to that, Longo was director of development at Outer Cape Health Services, where she helped the medical center achieve its desired growth and expansion goals. As community executive at the American Cancer Society (ACS), she managed Westport’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” fundraising walk, the largest of the ACS’ walks in the state. Earlier in her career, she served as director of development and events at Yale University. She also worked as director of donor relations at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she led cultivation and recognition strategies for donors to the Institute and the Jimmy Fund.

Longo holds a Master of Science in counselor education from Central Connecticut State University, and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Scranton.

Circle of Care supports children with cancer and their families from day of diagnosis through treatment and beyond, providing direct practical, emotional and financial support.