FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2014
COALITION FOR RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION (CORE) ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR
The Board of Directors of CORE is pleased to announce that Stefanie Magness has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. She will be third Executive Director since founded in 1994. Stefanie will lead the Coalition in its efforts to ensure that every disadvantaged child and youth receives a high-quality residential education. She is a seasoned director who has provided leadership and advocacy to nonprofit organizations for more than 16 years with extensive experience in the development of membership, resources and advocacy initiatives.
“It is wonderful to have Stefanie firmly on board since this year marks CORE’s 20th anniversary. We look forward to leading Residential Education, Excellence, and Empowerment with Stefanie at our helm at CORE,” CORE’s Board Chair Annette Cole-Gill stated.
Before joining CORE, Stefanie served as Managing Director for a Maryland based organization dedicated to empowering young girls where she successfully revitalized and rebranded the organization which raised the participation level by 35% in her second year. She also increased revenue by 55% in the third year by working with corporate sponsors and partners.
Stefanie adds, “I am extremely excited about joining the team at CORE. The work that is being done by our member residential education programs is essential to the personal growth and the academic and future success of disadvantaged children under their care”.
She also served as Executive Director of the award-winning Young Women of Distinction; a leadership development program for middle and high school girls. She developed and implemented a leadership program for young women that was recognized by Pine Sol, Clorox, Ebony & Essence Magazines, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Charles County Commissioners and Maryland Gazette. Under her leadership, the organization expanded its education outreach partnerships with various advocacy groups, schools and organizations; reaching over 1,000 young women annually.
She began her nonprofit career as a Membership Coordinator for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, DC; overseeing membership marketing, acquisition and retention. Stefanie served as Public Policy Manager for Goodwill Industries where she led membership grassroots advocacy efforts, advocacy trainings and Capitol Hill Days. She also lead community outreach efforts for Youth Today formerly American Youth Work Center.
“An engaged CORE membership – can achieve great things when we all work together to enhance the organization’s mission”, Stefanie said.
Her leadership experiences also include serving as President and Vice President of a local parent teacher association. She chaired a Girl’s Golf Committee for the Southern Maryland Executive Women’s Golf Association and served on several boards serving youth in Washington, DC and Maryland.
CORE is now headquartered in Washington, DC.
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For more about the CORE visit www.residentialeducation.org or email at COREinfo@residentialeducation.org