New Danville’s Future Focused by 2020 Vision

By: Dion McInnis
| Published 03/22/2021

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WILLIS, TX - New Danville, a unique facility in Willis for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has 2020 vision, that is, a clear view of the future thanks to the challenges and successes of 2020.

“We did well in 2020, despite the challenges the year brought us,” New Danville’s President and CEO Eva Aguirre said. “From it, we saw the need to become even stronger in the areas of branding, marketing and fundraising. I am very pleased that our board approved the hiring of our first-ever development director. We are fortunate to have found someone with extensive experience, an empathetic heart and storytelling prowess to create a robust fundraising and marketing office for us.”

Dion McInnis joined New Danville on March 17 bringing with him decades of experience in the areas of fundraising, community and alumni relations, publications and public relations, communications and more for universities, a museum and a national health organization. Also a lifelong writer and photographer, he said, “I have always strived to celebrate and empower others in my vocational and avocational pursuits. New Danville’s motto of ‘Live, Learn, Work, Grow’ captured my attention immediately. I look forward to celebrating everyone involved with New Danville’s programs in myriad ways and to garner increased support to help provide programs and services to our Wranglers.”

Eva highlighted the many successful fundraising events New Danville has had over the years and the focused work of the dedicated board. “We have had much success and look forward to the future with the seeds that our team, volunteers and board leaders have planted for us over the 17 years New Danville has been in service.

Dion said his first chance to meet a large number of supporters will be at the “Play a Round for the Wranglers” golf tournament on May 18 at Woodforest Golf Club. More information on the tournament can be found www.newdanville.org/golf.

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