Des Moines, IA— Anawim Housing has named Mary Mendenhall-Core as Director of Advancement.
“We’re thrilled to have talent of Mary’s caliber as we grow our community advancement efforts,” said Russ Frazier, President of Anawim Housing. “With an extensive network and knowledge of the Iowa non-profit landscape, we’ll rely on her skills, creativity and network to cultivate and build connections with individual donors, corporate, and community partners.” Mendenhall-Core will play an integral role in advancing the mission of Anawim Housing by developing donor strategies and increasing fundraising opportunities. She will also serve on the leadership team.
With nearly 20 years of non-profit expertise in central Iowa, Mendenhall-Core comes to Anawim from Pinky Swear Foundation where she was the Regional Director - supporting families with a child battling cancer. She was Development and Marketing Director at Iowa Association of Business and Industry, which delivers programs for high school students, college students, emerging leaders, and professionals to expand their knowledge of opportunities in Iowa. She served as Development Director at Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa, Event Director at United Way of Central Iowa, and spent 20 years with Principal Financial Group. Her extensive background in volunteering includes recognition as volunteer of the year for several organizations, in addition to board service and chairing events.
“Anawim Housing has shown itself to be an innovator and leader of permanent supportive housing. I’m excited to join the team and work with our donors and community partners to support our most vulnerable members of the community and help end homelessness.” – added Mendenhall-Core.
Cynthia Latcham, Executive Director of Anawim Housing shared, “Mary’s expertise will allow Anawim Housing to grow and expand our services to Iowa’s most vulnerable citizens. I greatly look forward to working hand in hand with Mary to advance Anawim Housing’s Mission.”
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