January 16, 2015
After 3 months of vacancy, Bethesda Center names a new Director of Development. Following several rounds of interviews conducted by the internal search committee, Bethesda, the largest homeless shelter in Forsyth County and the only day shelter, named Angie Huffman to lead their development efforts as the new Director. She will officially take over her new role on January, 20, 2015.
“I believe that development is working collaboratively with community members and sharing stories.” says Huffman “I look forward to learning so much more about the Bethesda Center, sharing and telling our story to further the successes of those we serve and make our community more aware of the needs of the homeless in our community.”
Executive Director Derwin L. Montgomery feels confident that Huffman has what it takes to help Bethesda grow into the future.
“With Angie we gain someone who has over 15 years of successful experience in development, knows our community, is passionate about the people and the services we provide and is joining our team at a time where it is even more important to have someone with her skill sets.” said Montgomery.
Over the course of 15 years, Angie has worked as Director of Development for several community organizations, most recently the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, raising awareness and funds to make our community a better place. In her new role at Bethesda, Angie will work to develop new funding sources while also leading many of Bethesda’s existing fundraising efforts; particularly this year’s production of Take the Lead Winston-Salem. Taking on such a large plate, Angie proves ready for the challenge.
“I want to be a part of changing our community for the better.” says Huffman. “Bethesda serves roughly 1,000 individuals annually. How amazing is that? Providing a safe place to sleep is a worthy cause by itself but Bethesda goes beyond – getting to know the individual’s needs, and providing programs and services to address issues that contribute to homelessness in our community.”
Accompanied by her husband of 29 years (Kent), Angie enjoys spending time with family, munching on popcorn while watching movies, spoiling their 9 year old Yorkie (Pepper), and relaxing around the pool. They are blessed with 3 adult children (Taylor, Ryan, and Morgan) and are new grandparents to a 7 month old, “Wonderfully happy” boy.