Philanthropy Manager, Riverside County
Voices for Children (VFC) was founded in 1980 as a grassroots organization that was one of the earliest adopters of the “CASA” model of volunteer court advocacy; it has since grown to become the third largest Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in the United States, and is responsible for the CASA programs in San Diego and Riverside Counties. The overall FY21-22 fundraising goal is $7 million for both San Diego and Riverside Counties. Of that, the Riverside County fundraising goal is $1,100,000.
Voices for Children transforms the lives of children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned and are living in the foster care system by providing them with trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). For more information, visit www.speakupnow.org. Currently, in Riverside County, more than 4,000 children spend time in foster care each year.
The CASA program in Riverside County was launched in 2015 and has grown steadily since its inception. In FY20-21 more than 450 children will be served with CASA volunteers. The Riverside County program currently has a staff of 11, led by Jessica Muñoz, Esq., the Riverside Executive Director who reports to the VFC President/CEO. As additional philanthropic contributions are received, the program will grow to serve more children
The Philanthropy Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for planning and implementing a strategic and comprehensive fundraising program designed to provide support to Voices for Children’s Riverside County CASA Program from diverse private and public sources, with an emphasis on individuals. This role performs duties in all aspects of the donor development cycle, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment, and stewardship.
Please visit the Voices for Children website for a full description of the position.