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Children and Families First hires Laura Rimmer to lead development in southern Delaware

Sets event in Lewes March 10
February 24, 2016
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Children and Families First announced Laura C. Rimmer is the new development and grants coordinator for Sussex and Kent counties. Based in CFF’s Georgetown office, Rimmer will be responsible for expanding funding opportunities and outreach partnerships throughout lower Delaware.

A graduate of Manhattan College with a bachelor of arts in psychology and government, and of Rutgers University with a master's in social work, Rimmer brings a fresh perspective and extensive background in nonprofit marketing, development fundraising and social work to the position.

“Children and Families First has grown through the years to meet the needs of kids facing adversity throughout Delaware, and we knew we needed a professional with experience and a unique skill set to increase our outreach in Kent and Sussex counties,” said CFF Director of Development Elizabeth Dougherty. “We are excited to have Laura join our team. She’ll be working with our Southern Development Committee and local organizations to build relationships, and increase local awareness and support for CFF programs.”

Rimmer and the Southern Development Committee have already started work on their first joint event. Fish On Seafood Grill’s inaugural guest bartender night is set for 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 10. The event aims to raise awareness and support in a fun, casual, social atmosphere with 18 local personalities pouring drinks as guest bartenders in a friendly competition to raise tips.

“Knowing that this agency annually impacts the lives of more than 40,000 infants, children, teens and parents is amazing to me as a licensed social worker,” Rimmer said. “I am thrilled to be a part of Children and Families First, and welcome the opportunity pair my clinical knowledge with my development background to keep improving our outreach in Kent and Sussex counties.”

For more information about Children and Families First in Kent and Sussex counties, contact Rimmer at 302-604-6273 or Laura.Rimmer@ccfde.org.