Emily Budd-Schepperly joins Champions For Learning, as Future Ready Collier's First Dedicated Director.
In this role, Emily will provide leadership, management, and coordination for the implementation of the Future Ready Collier network, administered through the backbone support of Champions For Learning. Future Ready Collier is a collective impact network of more than 60 organizations, businesses, schools, and community members working to ensure every child in Collier County, Florida is ready for kindergarten, every student is supported during their school years, and every young person enters adulthood with a vision, and plan to accomplish that vision. Budd-Schepperly will manage and lead network initiatives and objectives of Future Ready Collier.
As a native of Collier County, Budd-Schepperly brings 10 years nonprofit leadership experience. She is coming to Future Ready Collier from the David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) as their Director of Development. During her five years at the David Lawrence Centers, she was responsible for driving philanthropic revenue to the organization. She has been facilitating a youth mental health awareness program in collaboration with Collier County Public Schools and the Community School of Naples. This work included utilizing DLC donors and resources to support programs within the school settings.
“We are very excited to have a standout leader with Ms. Budd-Schepperly’s experience join us as we continue to grow the Champions For Learning team and affirm Future Ready Collier’s established role in the community,” states Barbara Evans, President and CEO. “Champions For Learning serves a unique role in the community and it’s a continued honor to be the backbone for this collaboration of dedicated partners in education.”