Staff Spotlight: Gretchen Swann

Gretchen’s enthusiasm and positivity towards life in general is infectious, and it’s part of what makes her such a wonderful fundraising director for Sweet Cheeks. She’s working with the community to organize amazing events and get our name out there so the donations keep rolling in. We are so thankful to have her love of event planning and parties as she takes on such a huge part of our organization!


Day Job: Marketing Program Manager at Paycor in Norwood

Sweet Cheeks Role: Fundraising Director

Why are you excited to be part of the Sweet Cheeks team? I love helping others….especially those that are the most vulnerable – which to me, are babies and animals. I’ve done some volunteer work with animals, but never had the opportunity to get involved with helping children. Diaper need was an issue I had never even really realized WAS an issue….but once I did, I wanted to do whatever I could to help.

Tell us about your kid(s): I have a VERY active 3-year old named Charlotte. My husband, Jeff, and I came up with the name for two reasons – we love the city, and we love Sex and the City.

Which part of Sweet Cheeks’ current strategic plan are you most excited to work on? I am so exited for our first annual signature event (the Sweet Cheeks Diaper Dash) that will be happening this fall!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? I would love to visit England – I have always been slightly obsessed with the idea of the royal family!

What are you reading right now? I’m getting ready to start Saving Grace by Jane Green – I just finished Nicholas Sparks’ most recent novel (See Me). Believe it or not, I was an English major in college – I think that is why I love “chick lit” so much, I’m still a little burnt out on the good stuff!

If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it? Read more. Even my chick lit can take me a month or two to get through!

If there were a holiday in your honor what would it celebrate? “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” Day! Life is what you make it, so why not make it a happy one?