DALLAS, TX, March 12, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind today announced that it has appointed Sarah Elliott as director of philanthropy. Elliott will be responsible for building, developing and overseeing fundraising and communications efforts for the organization.
"Sarah brings a wealth of experience in fundraising and development," said President and CEO Nancy Perkins. " We look forward to the great contribution she will make to our team as we continue to enhance opportunities for individuals with visual impairments in North Texas."
Elliott has more than 13 years of experience working in the Dallas nonprofit health sector. Most recently, she served as the senior director of philanthropy at Ability Connection Texas (formerly United Cerebral Palsy Texas), where she led fundraising efforts in creating events, developing corporate sponsors, expanding individual and foundation giving, and procuring major donors. In addition to her nonprofit experience, she has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, where she continues to teach part-time.
Elliott holds a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation studies from the University of North Texas, a master of science degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of North Texas, a Nonprofit Leadership Certificate from Southern Methodist University (in conjunction with the Center for Nonprofit Management), and remains active in the Dallas-area philanthropic community.
About the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
Founded in 1931, the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind focuses on improving and enhancing the lives and opportunities of the visually impaired in North Texas. The Dallas Lighthouse has assisted thousands of individuals in its more than 80 years of service, offering a solid foundation for enhancing visually impaired individuals' independence by providing jobs and job training. Our guiding principle is the belief that with knowledge, training and motivation, people who are visually impaired can succeed and thrive in any workplace, live productive and meaningful lives, and be important contributors to their communities. For more information, visit http://www.dallaslighthouse.org.---
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