Announcing BAG IT’s New Executive Director!

BAG IT names Mindy Griffith as Executive Director

Effective May 1, 2017 the BAG IT Board of Directors has named Mindy Griffith as the new Executive Director.

Founder Sherri Romanoski will take on the new role of Senior Advisor for the organization. She plans to spend more time with her 5 adorable grandkids, family and friends. “It feels right for my path to take a new direction. I remain passionate about our mission and will continue to support BAG IT in this new role going forward,” said Sherri.

“The Board, the staff, and myself – are extremely supportive of Mindy Griffith as our new Executive Director,” said Sherri. “Mindy has been the Volunteer & Event Coordinator with BAG IT for over a year and has proven her dedication to our mission along with strong leadership skills. She developed our Ambassador program, expanded our Volunteer base, conducted major fundraising events, and assisted in a variety of other capacities.” Mindy’s training and experience as a teacher, school administrator, program coordinator and non-profit board member provide her with the skills, knowledge and passion to move BAG IT forward.

Mindy has a Master’s Degree in Education from Ohio University and has been engaged in key leadership roles in other Tucson non-profits. We welcome her with open arms as she helps guide BAG IT in Educating, Supporting & Empowering individuals to Fight the Fear!


BAG IT is a non-profit organization committed to providing information/education to newly-diagnosed individuals with cancer and their families. BAG IT assists anyone with any type of cancer to “Fight the Fear.”

BAG IT has an immediate opening for a part-time Event and Volunteer Coordinator. Flexible hours vary, averaging 10-20 hours per week with increased hours to full-time required prior to events. Occasionally will need to be available evenings and weekends. Experience in event management OR volunteer management is preferred. Home-based position with once weekly staff meetings in Tucson.

Duties include:

Event Coordination:

— Development, planning, organizing, coordinating, promoting, and facilitating BAG IT fundraising events

— On-site event management

— Develop ideas for and coordinate other BAG IT-related events

— Negotiate contracts with venues and vendors. Coordinate event vendors

— Develop and maintain event budgets, timelines, promotional materials

— Oversee and support volunteer committee chairs

— Coordinate event committee meetings

— Assist in development and coordination of event-related social media

— Coordinate thank you mailings to sponsors and donors following events

— Represent or speak on behalf of BAG IT at community events and activities


Volunteer Coordination:

— Recruit, interview, coordinate and manage volunteers for events and other BAG IT activities

— Maintain database of BAG IT volunteers including contact information, hours worked, skills and interests, etc.

— Plan and coordinate the annual volunteer recognition party


—  Able to attend once weekly staff meetings in Tucson

— Able to work a flexible schedule to attend all events and pre-meetings throughout Arizona including days, evenings, and weekends as required

— Ability to work independently and as part of a team

— Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties, take initiative and problem solve while meeting deadlines

— Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

— Comfortable making requests and speaking in front of small groups

— Highly organized, detailed, creative

— Proficiency in Excel, Word, email; experience with database software, web design and social media platforms a plus


Interested candidates: Submit resume and cover letter by email to:

How do BAG IT Volunteers make a difference?

Volunteers are a valuable part of any nonprofit and BAG IT is fortunate to have some wonderful individuals who take time out of their busy lives to volunteer and support us on a regular basis.  We appreciate that you share your skills, talents, time and heart for BAG IT!


How do BAG IT Volunteers make a difference?  They . . .

  • Make chemo caps
  • Write thank you notes
  • Help with inventory
  • Serve as Ambassadors in the community
  • Make up our Board of Directors
  • Help with our fundraising events (Take a Hike in Tucson and Be There in Phoenix)
  • Assist with our bookkeeping
  • Take pictures
  • Provide Spanish translations

For some people volunteering is about giving, but for the likes of our volunteers it is a way
of living.

What our volunteers have to say:

“When I was introduced to Bag It, by a co-worker, I was looking for a way to give back. We were relatively new to Tucson and had lost quite a few family members and close friends to all types of cancer. . I feel I get so much more from this Organization than I give. Every year that goes by I meet new people, get to reconnect with old friends, but most importantly, I am surrounded by such a positive, uplifting bunch of people no matter what the Event. This will be my 10th year volunteering with BAG IT and I am honored they let me keep coming back!” – Anne

“I volunteer at BAG IT because I love seeing the smiles on patients when they share how our “BAG ITs” have touched their lives and helped them in this most trying time. So being at a booth and spreading the word on all we do, makes me feel connected to our community and part of something amazing.” – Jacque

“While everyone is so busy these days, it’s important to remember that people are in need and appreciate your help.”  – Stan

Thank you for being a Volunteer!  – Sherri, Joyce, Mindy & Annettra

Thank You From BAG IT

Women of Influence Awards 2017

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