DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT DARCY TAYLOR

January 4th, 2016

Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to welcome Darcy Taylor as Director of Development. In this role, he will be responsible for sustaining the infrastructure necessary to expand philanthropic support for the advancement of the Center’s mission, operations and growth. He will manage major gift solicitations, grant solicitations, donor development, the corporate partner program as well planned giving.

Taylor has nearly 30 years of executive fundraising and development experience for health and human service organizations. Prior to joining the David Lawrence Center Development Team, he served as Vice President of Constituent Relations for the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, Florida; Director of Constituent Relations for the National Alliance of Mental Illness at their headquarters in Washington, DC; Senior Vice President of Development of the Model Cities program for the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families; and Executive Administrator for South Coast Fellowship.

Taylor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in ministry and leadership from Life Bible College and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.

Scott Burgess, President and CEO, said, “We are extremely excited to have Darcy on the David Lawrence Center Development Team. His sincerity and passion for our mission will inspire many to help us realize the critical vision of expanding care to meet the growing mental health and substance abuse needs of our community.”

David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-profit leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. David Lawrence Center has seven locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 50,000 people each year. For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.

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