Golisano Children's Museum of Naples appoints Development Director

Author: Heather Patton

Deborah Hammond has joined the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples as Development Director. On behalf of C’mon, Hammond will be responsible for planning, developing and maintaining private and public sector fundraising programs. Hammond has been a professional in the field of institutional advancement for fifteen years, acting both as a consultant to more than fifty non-profits and as a professional fundraiser.

Prior to joining the C’mon team, Hammond served as the Director of major Gifts and Planned Giving for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the world’s largest children’s museum. Hammond holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas Woman’s University and a master’s degree in nonprofit administration from the University of Notre Dame.

"Deborah has the experience, expertise, and leadership abilities to position the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples for success in the future and deliver the value expected by our community," said Joe Cox, Executive Director of the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. "It's incredibly fortunate for us to find a person with Deborah’s background with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, expertise in strategic business development, and experience directing multiple organizations, including non-profits. We're thrilled that Deborah has joined our team.”

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples will be Collier County’s first learning environment devoted exclusively to child’s play, the serious business of discovery that helps children attain hallmark milestones on the journey into adulthood. C’mon will be a 30,000-square-foot museum for families located in the North Collier Regional Park. Scheduled to open in 2011, the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is envisioned to be one of the finest children’s museums in the United States and will be fully accessible to all children regardless of their physical or learning abilities. To learn more about C’mon, visit www.cmon.org