DCM Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded the search for a dynamic Executive Director to work closely with Sound Start Foundation's Board of Trustees to develop and implement the organization's strategic and fundraising responsibilities. Sound Start Foundation's mission is to provide educational and support programs to help babies with hearing loss lead full and successful lives. The Foundation supports the Sound Start Babies Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, which has provided early intervention and nursery programs to over 1,500 babies and toddlers with hearing loss throughout New Jersey.
Sara brings tremendous experience in fundraising and nonprofit organizations, having recently served as the Vice President of Development for Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus, NJ, and previously as their Senior Director of Communications. Under Sara’s leadership, the organization achieved excellent donor retention as well as double-digit growth of new donors. Sara earned her MBA and has achieved her Advanced Fellowship in Infant and Childhood Mental Health from Montclair State University.
"I am thrilled to join the Sound Start Foundation and to help expand their life-changing work with children and families," Sara says. "I am also thankful to Dennis and his team for their invaluable help throughout this search process. Their knowledge, expertise and guidance were greatly appreciated as I sought an opportunity at an organization that has such a tremendous impact on the lives of those it serves.”
"We are extremely excited for Sara to join our team," says Jessica Griffin, President of Sound Start Foundation. "She brings invaluable experience in fundraising and nonprofit management as well as an incredible passion for children's services that will help position us to fulfill our ambition to grow and expand. Our Board is confident that Sound Start Foundation will be well-positioned under her guidance for years to come."
"I would like to thank Dennis Miller and Dr. Bill Neigher for conducting the search to find Sound Start Foundation's first Executive Director," Jessica adds. "Dennis and his team listened to our wants and needs, analyzed our current structure, and found us a perfect match."
Please join us in congratulating our client, Sound Start Foundation, and welcoming Sara to her new leadership position.