The Delaware Community Foundation welcomes Rebecca C. Elzey as the new development director for central Delaware.
Ms. Elzey is based in the DCF’s Kent County office on Loockerman Street in Dover, where the DCF works in partnership with the CenDel Foundation to bring philanthropic services to Central Delaware.
Before joining the DCF, Ms. Elzey worked as the development specialist for the American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula, where she managed major gifts, drafted successful grant proposals, and coordinated a fundraising team. She previously worked in various development positions for the American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Connections Community Support Programs, and the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Ms. Elzey graduated from Wilmington University with a degree in behavioral science. She has been a member of the Brandywine Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals since 2006 and is a current board member.
“I’m excited to join the DCF as our focus shifts to incorporate civic knowledge and community engagement,” Ms. Elzey said. “As we expand our understanding of community needs, we will be able to increase our ability to help generous people make the greatest impact in central Delaware and around the state.”
“Adding Rebecca to our team is an important move in our work to help align the charitable resources with the community needs in Kent County,” DCF President & CEO Fred Sears said. “Rebecca knows and loves central Delaware. Her family roots south of the canal and her passion for the area make her a perfect fit for this critical position.”