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DRI Announces Advancement Officer at Appalachian Voices

DRi is pleased to announce our placement of an Advancement Officer at Appalachian Voices, a grassroots non-profit working for economic and environmental justice for Central and Southern Appalachia and, ultimately, the United States.

DRi’s Senior Consultant Jeff Johnson assisted Appalachian Voices’ senior leaders as they sought to build on a record of intense growth, with a nearly 70% increase in size and a doubling of revenue. Jeff led the search for an Advancement Officer to coincide with the launch of Appalachian Voices’ new strategic plan, “Energy Democracy and Our Common Wealth”; the new positions is charged with building an individual giving program key to the plan’s success.

Today we congratulate Gaye LaCasce on becoming Appalachian Voices’ Advancement Officer. Gaye has nearly two decades of development experience in a variety of leadership positions, with a record of establishing a culture of philanthropy, building and training teams, and developing fundraising systems. Most recently, Gaye served as the Director of Development for Pensacola State College Foundation, where she established fundraising systems and built a major donor portfolio generating 6- and 7-figure gifts. Gaye was previously Senior Director of Development and Community Engagement at Valley Regional Healthcare, where she increased fundraising by 40%.

DRi congratulates Gaye and Appalachian Voices – we look forward to seeing their success together!

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