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Executive Placement: Ellyn Weisel named Director of Development with WildCare

CVNL Search Placement Announcement: Ellyn Weisel becomes Director of Development with WildCare, effective February 22, 2016.

Ellyn has been an executive level development professional for more than 15 years and has held senior development positions with Common Sense Media and 10,000 Degrees. In her most recent role as Foundation Director with the DripDrop Foundation, Ellyn started the 501c3 from the ground up, building a board, fundraising, and establishing relationships with global nonprofits.

As an active Board member, Ellyn has been involved in numerous non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area, including the Branson School, Common Sense Media, Marin Country Day School, Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and Sportsbridge. Ellyn has served as Board Chair, Vice-Chair, Chair of Board Development Committees and on Executive Committees. Ellyn has been involved as a volunteer with major capital campaigns of $20 and $40 million.

“I am thrilled to join WildCare,” said Ms. Weisel of her new appointment. “In addition to my passion for developing relationships and turning those connections into donors, I have a passion for animals. I was raised on a farm in rural New Hampshire and participated in 4-H as a child. We are fortunate to live in Marin where we are surrounded by open space and to have an organization like WildCare that encourages us all to live well with wildlife.”

Executive Director Karen Wilson welcomed Ellyn and commented, “Ellyn will be a strong addition to our leadership team. Her extensive development background combined with her deep understanding of wildlife and education is well-matched with WildCare and its programs. I know Ellyn will be invaluable in achieving WildCare’s $10 million capital campaign goal.”

WildCare advocates for wildlife for a sustainable world and carries out this mission by providing programs that help people live well with wildlife. Centered around a wildlife hospital, every year WildCare treats approximately 4,000 animal patients and engages 40,000 Bay Area children and adults in its educational programs. WildCare advocates on national, state and regional levels, and provides hands-on solutions for those dealing with problematic interactions with wildlife. WildCare is in the midst of a $10 million capital campaign to construct a new home where its mission of living well with wildlife can flourish long into the future.

Please join CNVL in welcoming Ellyn Weisel to WildCare!

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