Local nonprofit Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) welcomed former board member Jim Rice as its new Director of Development. Rice joins the CVHN team with more than 25 years of nonprofit experience, including fund development, campaign management, consulting, and more.
Rice has had his fair share of leadership roles within nonprofit organizations throughout his career. Locally, he was the Executive Director of Asbury Foundation of West Florida. In this role, Rice’s overall achievement was creating the first fully comprehensive development plan that promoted continuous growth with the use of marketing and fundraising efforts. His experience also includes serving as Director of Development for his Alma Mater, Roger Bacon High School, a private institution in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as Vice President for Advancement for The Athenaeum of Ohio: Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West.
When he is not in a leadership position with a nonprofit organization, he is a trusted consultant. His achievements include successfully raising more than $175 million in capital campaigns for more than 30 faith-based clients, increasing the annual support of non-profit organizations by an average of 25%, and boosting the productivity and profitability of dozens of non-profit development departments. Apart from his professional career, Rice is an active volunteer in various philanthropic organizations, including Little Brother’s Friends of the Elderly and Walton County Community Arts Association. He is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Rice attended Davidson College and Northern Kentucky University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in History and Masters in Administration. He and his wife Judy returned to the Emerald Coast in June of 2020 and call Santa Rosa Beach their permanent home. They have six children and soon to be 15 grandchildren.
“We feel confident and excited that Jim’s extensive experience in the nonprofit sector will be a big part of some of the new things we are implementing in 2021,” said CVHN’s Executive Director Kelley Mossburg. “Most importantly, he has a passion for our mission and we know that will shine through in his role.”
The CVHN team is grateful to be welcoming one of their own into this new position and continuing fundraising efforts to support their current and future plans for dental, vision, and mental health services in the community. For more information about Children’s Volunteer Health Network, visit https://www.cvhnkids.org/