Leader of National Nonprofit Association Visits Edgewood Children’s Center in Webster Groves
Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO of the Alliance for
Children and Families, met with leaders of Missouri children’s social service agencies at Great Circle’s Edgewood Children’s Center campus on Thursday, June 14.
The Alliance is a membership association serving 350 private nonprofit human service organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Alliance members are organizations dedicated to serving children and families
and organizations that are focused on economic empowerment.
Dreyfus shared her observations on forces and issues facing nonprofit human services organizations in the next three to five years and strategies organizations need to adopt to thrive. “The recession is resetting our social compact. Nonprofit agencies will have to partner and connect with others and shine like never before,” Dreyfus commented.
Leaders from Missouri children’s social service agencies
attended the meeting including: Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center, Bringing Families Together, Catholic Charities of St. Louis, Epworth Children and Family Services, Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and Provident.
Dreyfus was named to her current position in January. Past
positions include: secretary for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services; executive vice president for strategy at Rogers Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.; and administrator of Wisconsin’s Division of Children and Family Services.
“We are honored to have Susan visit our campus,” said Vince Hillyer, president and CEO of Great Circle. “Our goal in working with the Alliance is to become a more strategic agency so we can better transform the
lives of children and families.”
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About Great Circle® Established as a result of the merger of Boys & Girls Town of Missouri and Edgewood Children's Center, Great Circle provides treatment, education, prevention and support services to children with histories of abuse or neglect, children with emotional and behavioral disorders and children with autism. Great Circle's mission to "reshape vulnerable lives through a community of partners, teachers and leaders, giving children and families the confidence to create bright futures" is fulfilled through campuses in St. Louis, Columbia, Springfield and St. James, Missouri. As one of
the largest children's non-for-profit services in Missouri, the organization annually touches the lives of more than 11,400 children and family members and employs more than 700 staff members. For more information, please visit the website at www.great-circle.org.