Council on Aging Hires Grant WriterSue Keith joins Nassau County Council on Aging as the Grants and Development Officer. She brings more than 14 years of experience to the organization which relies on grants and funding from a variety of sources.
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FERNANDINA BEACH, FL — The Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) has announced the appointment of Sue Keith as Grants & Development Officer. She assumed her responsibilities on Monday, November 3, 2014. Janice Ancrum, NCCOA’s Executive Director is excited about this newly created position for securing the critical funding which helps underwrite the services provided to senior citizens throughout Nassau County.

Sue has been a grant writer and development specialist for more than fourteen years and has experience with diverse funding sources, including government grants, foundation grants, and corporate contributions. She developed a love for serving seniors and their caregivers after spending six years caring for her parents, especially her father who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

“I am honored and grateful to be a part of this incredible team of people,” She said. “I am combining a love of nonprofit development work and also, helping an organization whose mission is dear to my heart – the Nassau County Council on Aging.”

NCCOA’s mission is to improve the lives of older adults with a special focus on those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged. This mission is accomplished through local and state grants and financial support from the Nassau County community. NCCOA’s programs include Adult Day Healthcare; Senior Centers in both Fernandina Beach and Hilliard; Transportation Service; Meals on Wheels; and Home Health Services.

“We are so happy to have Sue join us,” said Janice Ancrum, NCCOA Executive Director. “This new position will allow us to conduct up-to-date research on senior initiatives and competitively apply for funding to further our mission and vision.”

“We are especially grateful to Baptist Health’s Social and Responsibility Committee who awarded NCCOA the funding for this grant writer/development position,” she added.

In its 40th year serving the needs of Nassau County seniors, The Nassau County Council on Aging is a 501(3)(c) not for profit agency.. The COA is partially funded by local, state and federal grants and donations from local individuals and businesses.

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