Child’s Path Announces New Chief Development Officer

Child’s Path is pleased to announce that William J. (Bill) Allen, JD, CFRE has joined the nonprofit as Chief Development Officer. Bill brings more than 30 years of strategic fundraising experience to Child’s Path, most recently serving as Director of Development at St. Vincent de Paul, Naples District Council. He has also worked for many years with nonprofits across the country to successfully direct strategic planning and fundraising through his own company, ByrneAllen.

“We are excited to welcome Bill Allen to our leadership team in this crucial role, as he brings a wide range of development experience, especially in major gifts,” said Heather Singleton, Child’s Path Chief Executive Officer. “Bill’s skills will be critical in developing our fundraising efforts as the organization looks to the future of serving more children in Collier County. With Bill on our team, Child’s Path is positioned to have an even greater impact on the children and families we serve.”

“The impact of Child’s Path on children, working families, and employers, through critical high-quality early childhood education is significant and measurable,” added Bill Allen. “I look forward to building beneficial partnerships with individuals, businesses, and organizations that advance both the mission of Child’s Path and the Collier County community.”

Bill is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and holds an undergraduate degree in finance (magna cum laude) from Iona College and a Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Georgia State University College of Law. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Naples, Leadership Collier Foundation (Class of 2021), and other groups.

About Child’s Path  

Child’s Path is a nonprofit whose mission is to strengthen and enrich the lives of at-risk and underserved children and working families in Collier County through high-quality early childhood education. As one of the largest providers of early education in Collier County, Child’s Path serves children from birth to age five. High-quality early education changes the entire trajectory of a child’s life and prepares them for academic and lifelong success. We believe every child deserves access to high-quality early learning and a bright start in life.

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