Alliance For Children’s Rights Appoints New Chief Development Officer
Alliance for Children’s Rights, a Los-Angeles based nonprofit organization that protects the rights of abused and neglected children and youth, appointed its new Chief Development Officer Elizabeth Curtis.
“I’m so impressed by what Janis Spire, the Board of Directors and staff have accomplished and am looking forward to working closely with new CEO Laurie Rubiner,” said Ms. Curtis.
With more than 25 years’ experience, Ms. Curtis is a professional fundraiser. Previously, she was the Director of Development with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), where she devised and executed development strategies to cultivate and solicit support from a diverse portfolio of potential donors, as well as planned and implemented events such as annual gala dinner, golf tournaments, art exhibits and music concerts.
“Elizabeth not only knows how to fundraise, but she has made strong connections in the community and with funders that is a major plus,” said Janis Spire, President and CEO. “Her track record speaks for itself and we’re happy to have her on the team.”
Alliance for Children’s Rights retained Envision Consulting to conduct the search. The consulting firm sourced candidates from around the nation yielding more than 100 applicants. Applicants emerged from large and small organizations with outstanding major gifts accomplishments, contracts background and grant writing skills.
Partner Allison Fuller said, “The search process was tougher than expected; however, when we interviewed Elizabeth, we found she had an unparalleled fundraising record and everything Alliance was looking for.”
Ms. Curtis obtained her Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Riverside. She is also a member is Southern California Grantmakers, Junior League of Los Angeles and Association of Fundraising Professionals.