E-Newsletter                                               August 2011

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CEO Message
Executive Director Search
RFP: YSA & United Healthcare
Tweets for Thought
In Memory of Steve Damiano
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Remembering A Generous Spirit

By now, many of you have heard about the sudden and unexpected passing of Steve Damiano, the Support Center's Director of Professional Development.  While his family, friends, and colleagues mourn his passing, the loss extends far beyond those closest to him, leaving a large hole in our sector and our world.

Steve successfully led the Professional Development effort here at the Support Center's since March of 2003 -- except for a brief journey to Los Angeles in 2008 to direct the Education Division of the Center for Nonprofit Management there. In his role here at the Support Center, Steve planned and managed hundreds of workshops, serving thousands of nonprofit professionals each year. He dedicated his life to important nonprofit causes, serving as Vice President at MZA Events/AIDS Walk from 1991 - 2003. In that role he managed AIDS Walk Los Angeles and AIDS Walk New York, helping raise money and resources for the cause in these cities.  He continued his commitment to the cause, volunteering at AIDS Walks after he came over to the Support Center.Don Crocker


Here at the Support Center, Steve worked tirelessly to insure that the broadest range of workshops were available to professionals in our sector, nimbly creating learning opportunities that responded to the ever-changing environment we work within.  Steve was determined to keep Support Center workshops affordable and accessible to everyone who wanted to learn and grow and, thus, he pursued a host of funding sources -- government, foundation, and corporate -- to encourage donations for scholarship subsidies for those who did not have the resources to enroll.


Steve did all of his work in a quiet, understated way.  Unassuming and down to earth in his approach, he earned the respect of his colleagues here and on the other side of the country.  At work, no job was too big or too small.  In a world where much of the focus is on "getting," Steve Damiano was all about giving.  We celebrate his life and his spirit of generosity -- he will be sorely missed.



Don Crocker

Don Crocker,

Executive Director/CEO


Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation Search  

We are assisting the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation (SKTCF) with its search for a new Executive Director.  Click here for the full position description. 


The mission of SKTCF is to raise awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Visit the SKTCF website for more information about the organization. 


SKTCF retained the Support Center to provide multi-phase Executive Search and Transition Management services.  This process has now entered the second phase which is the active search. In the first phase an organizational assessment was completed which informed the experience, skills and traits desired in a new leader.


RFP: Youth Service America and United Healthcare 

The UnitedHealth HEROES program is a service-learning, health literacy initiative developed by Youth Service America and United Healthcare. The program awards grants of $500 - $1,000 to help youth, ages 5-25, create and implement local, hands-on programs to fight childhood obesity. The grants encourage projects that launch on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). 


Please click here to view more details, review eligibility requirements and to apply. The application deadline is October 17th, 2011.  

Tweets for Thought

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In Memory of Steve Damiano 


In Memory of Our Beloved Friend and Colleague    


Steve Damiano  


Steve Damiano

July 13, 1961 - July 24, 2011