CLINTON TWP., NJ - Christine Coffey is the new Director of Mission Advancement for the Hunterdon YMCA. Coffey brings experience in development as well as volunteer engagement.
Coffey most recently served as Director of Development for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Parsippany. While there, she helped the organization make significant advances in both annual support and special event fundraising.
Previously, Coffey served in similar capacities for Easter Seals and the American Heart Association in Richmond, Virginia. She is a graduate of George Mason University and began her professional career as the Special Event/Program Manager for Volunteer Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia.
As Director of Mission Advancement, Coffey will be a member of the Senior Management Team and support the work of the Advancement Committee. She will support and lead the Y’s Annual Support Campaign, coordinate Special Events and oversee the Volunteer Program.
Each year the Y receives the support of hundreds of volunteers. Recently, the Y volunteer efforts expanded to include participating in Togetherhoo, a nation-wide initiative to connect individuals to meaningful community service projects that benefit people and organizations in their community. In 2016, Togetherhood volunteers worked with America’s Grow-A-Row to harvest more than 45,000 pounds of fresh produce.
The Annual Support Campaign is the Huntyerdon Y’s largest fundraising effort. As a cause-driven organization, the Y is committed to making its programs and services available to everyone in the community, regardless of financial situation. Each year the request for financial assistance increases, with a record amount of more than $500,000 of assistance distributedlast year. Tat assistance was made possible by the support of staff, members, businesses and neighbors through their donations to the Annual Campaign. This year’s Annual Campaign will kick off today.
Coffey comes from a family dedicated to community service and learned at a young age the importance of giving back. She and her husband live in Lebanon Borough with their daughter. They chose to live in Hunterdon for its rural beauty, and enjoy embracing the community’s unique features.
“For almost 115 years, the Hunterdon County YMCA has served individuals throughout our community, regardless of age, race, or economic means, and has continually provided financial assistance to those in need," Coffey said in a press release. "I am excited to join the YMCA family, and to lead the outreach efforts of promoting volunteerism, as well as raising awareness of our organization’s mission of helping people grow in spirit, mind, and body.”