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The Salvation Army in Kent County Hires New Development Director

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The Salvation Army in Kent County is pleased to announce that Cathy Blackburn has been hired as their new Development Director.

“We are excited to have Cathy on board as our new Development Director. With her help, we can continue to spread the word about all we do to help those in need here in Kent County,” said Grand Valley Area Commander Major Tim Meyer. “She will help us establish new relationships within the community, and also help us strengthen existing relationships.”

Blackburn, who started in March, comes to The Salvation Army with proven fundraising experience in previous positions with Hope College and Grand Valley State University. She also has as a background in marketing, communications, and public relations. “I am passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others,” Blackburn said. “And that has been evident throughout my career.”

She attended Hope College and received her B.A. Degree in Communications, Education and English.  She also completed the Institutes for Organizational Management program though Notre Dame, the Institutes for Healing Racism program and is a graduate of Leadership Holland.

Blackburn and her husband and have three adult children. They all reside in West Michigan.


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