New York, NY, June 29, 2011 – the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids welcomes Libby Zimmer as the organization’s SVP and Director of Development. Zimmer will play an important role in increasing the nonprofit’s development capacity and lead the enlistment and cultivation of individuals directly affected by addiction.
“As the cause leader for parents seeking guidance and support on drug, alcohol and addiction issues facing their families, the sustainability of this life-changing work is essential at a time when federal, state and local budgets for drug abuse prevention are being slashed,” said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. “Millions of children need help and millions of parents are struggling to find it. With Libby’s deep experience and passion for our issue, she will lead us in what can be our most exciting and dynamic donor growth in decades, strengthening our base and allowing us to further expand our resources and direct services to meet the needs of the parents and children we exist to serve.”
“I am honored to become a part of this exceptional organization,” says Zimmer. “Known worldwide for its history of affecting change for families, I look forward to working with the entire team at the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids in building strategies that allow us to cultivate lifelong donors.”
Zimmer has a long history working in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors. Her most recent post was with The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education, where she developed the foundation’s fundraising portfolio with high-profile partnerships. Prior to working at The Maurer Foundation, Zimmer served as National Director for Foundation Relations at The March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to improving infant health through education. She also held the position of Executive Director for the St. Charles Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic corporation supporting the St. Charles Hospital and as President and CEO for St. Mary’s Foundation for Children, where she was recruited to establish a philanthropic foundation for St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.
Zimmer has a BA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas and a MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. She has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors for Port Washington Children’s Activity Center, the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.
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The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, this public health nonprofit translates current research on teen behavior, parenting, addiction and treatment into easy to understand resources at drugfree.org. The organization also reaches families through its community education programs which focus on local drug and alcohol issues of concern for parents, youth and the Hispanic community. the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and is thankful to SAG/AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.