WESTCHESTER COUNTY, New York, January 2016 –ANDRUS President and CEO Bryan R. Murphy is pleased to announce that Christine Novak Micka has joined the nonprofit as Vice President, Institutional Advancement. In this position, Ms. Micka will be both strategically and operationally responsible for all fundraising and marketing for ANDRUS, building on the continued success of the nonprofit’s ongoing development efforts.
“We are delighted to welcome Christine Novak Micka to ANDRUS. Her substantial knowledge and experience in development are integral to advancing our 87-year-old nonprofit and empowering children and families to live as fully as possible,” said ANDRUS President and CEO Bryan R. Murphy. “She also brings a rich perspective on philanthropy that fits well with our agency’s mission.”
Ms. Micka shared, “Philanthropy should be long lasting and as self-replicating as possible. By engaging donors and funders whose values connect with ANDRUS, they become advocates and ambassadors who, in turn, will want to share their insight and experiences.” She added, “I look forward to utilizing my experience to fortify ANDRUS now and for the future. The most exciting aspect of this collaboration is the opportunity to really make an impact and help give voice to at-risk youth and families. Frankly, that’s what it’s all about.”
Ms. Micka is a senior development professional with extensive experience in all aspects of fundraising including strategic planning, board and volunteer management, major gifts, donor relations, annual fund, special events, grants administration and donor research. Prior to coming to ANDRUS, Ms. Micka served as Director, Development for Greyston Foundation, where she increased fundraising efforts substantially and established the organization’s first major gifts program.
As a life-long Yonkers resident with the past 10 years of her career focused on fundraising in the local community, Ms. Micka has a broad range of volunteering experience for organizations such as the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, Yonkers Partners in Education and the Casimir Pulaski Parent Teacher Association. Ms. Micka holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from Fordham University.
ANDRUS nurtures the social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community. With programs on campus, in schools and within community-based settings throughout Westchester County, the nonprofit reaches almost 4,000 children and families each year from the New York Metropolitan area. ANDRUS also operates the AndrusCenter for Learning and Innovation (ACLI) and The ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute, which has provided training and consultation to over 300 organizations worldwide in the use of a trauma-sensitive model for treatment and organizational change. Visit www.Andrus1928.org to learn more.