Greenville, SC - The Meyer Center for Special Children is pleased to welcome Monica Gibson as director of development. With extensive experience in fund development, strategic management, relationship building and operational oversight, Gibson’s background is a natural fit for the organization and will help propel the Meyer Center toward its mission of helping children with disabilities reach their maximum potential.
“We are so thrilled to have Monica join our team,” said Meta Bowers, executive director of the Meyer Center. “She has a proven track record managing and growing constituent giving, which is critical for organizations like the Meyer Center that rely so heavily on private funding. As we enter our 70th year, development will be as important as ever, helping us with our long range plans to better serve the children and families of our community with special needs.”
Gibson joins the Meyer Center from March of Dimes in Greenville, where she served as development manager for seven years. Focusing on individual giving and managing the annual March of Dimes Real Estate & Economic Development Award luncheon, Gibson amplified the organization’s mission to the Upstate business community. In addition to piloting a new stewardship experience for March of Dimes, she created a public awareness and fundraising campaign for their 25th anniversary.
Previously she managed Prisma Health Girls on the Run, a program that inspires third-fifth grade girls of all abilities to recognize their unique strengths while building a sense of connection in a team setting. She ran this program for eight years.
“I’m so excited to get started serving the Meyer Center,” Gibson said. “I’m on a lifelong mission to do meaningful work, immersing myself in projects and causes that make a difference. I can’t think of a better way to fulfill that mission than through the Meyer Center, where children’s lives are changed every day.”
A University of Florida honors graduate with an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Gibson has lived in Greenville since 2000. She lives with her husband and three children.
ABOUT THE MEYER CENTER
The Meyer Center specializes in early education and intensive therapy services to empower children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential. Our overarching goal for all students is to bridge the gap between the child with a disability and their same-age typical peers. The Meyer Center is the only place in Upstate SC where preschool-age students with disabilities can receive combined education and therapies under one roof.
Traditional school-based services focus only on a child’s success at school while the Meyer Center focuses on making a child successful for life. Providing intensive services at a young age can change the trajectory of a child’s long-term potential in education, employment and independent living – and it’s what we, and we alone, do best.
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