A NEW CHAPTER FOR RAISING RESILIENCE
Following a strategic planning process, funded by Bainbridge Community Foundation, Raising Resilience has taken the next step and hired an Interim Executive Director. Please join us in welcoming April Avey Trabucco.
“Over the years, Raising Resilience has been championed by a rotation of knowledgeable and passionate volunteers, dedicated to helping Bainbridge families thrive. As local parents face new challenges, such as tech time balance or youth anxiety, and as our island community expands, the need for support, resources and science-based solutions continues to grow. It has become evident in our strategic planning process, that establishing hired leadership will build on past achievements and enable Raising Resilience to sustain a deeper, wider impact in the future,” said board president Krzysztofa McDonough.
“We appreciate the community’s input in guiding us to this decision and are confident in April’s ability to implement Raising’s Resilience vision. Equipped with her wealth of experience, strategic insight and compassion, she will help bring our partners and parents together to further strengthen Bainbridge families.”
Trabucco has been an island resident and active member of the community since 2009, and has two teenagers who attend Bainbridge Island schools. Since last fall, she has demonstrated her leadership skills while providing consulting services to the organization.
Prior to joining Raising Resilience, she spent 20 years guiding small and midsize nonprofits spanning Washington and California in both a professional and volunteer capacity. She led marketing and sales efforts for the Tony Award-winning LORT theatre company, TheatreWorks, in Palo Alto, and managed sponsorships and promotions for American Musical Theatre of San Jose; refined Seattle’s First Aid Arts’ development efforts; and gained financial support for San Jose Jazz as a grant writer. Finally, she provided marketing and development guidance as a consultant for numerous arts, technology, medical, and human service organizations in the Seattle and Silicon Valley regions. She also served on the Board of Directors for Ovation! Performing Art Northwest.
In her new role with Raising Resilience, she will oversee operations and community partnerships, fall programs and fundraising efforts, and will support the volunteer Board of Directors in the implementation of the newly adopted strategic plan. April can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As a mother, I have benefited from Raising Resilience’s programs over the past ten years and it is an honor to apply my professional skills to furthering its mission,” stated Trabucco.
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