Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
William A. Parkinson, CFRE, is the new Development Director at the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council Inc., where he will manage fundraising campaigns to aid the social services agency that delivers vital assistance to thousands of families and individuals each year.
“Bill has a track record of building a culture of philanthropy within organizations, and his mission is to diversify the GLCAC’s base of support to include a higher percentage of private charitable donations,” said Evelyn Friedman, Executive Director of the GLCAC, which has served Lawrence and surrounding communities for more than 50 years.
In his 25-year career in philanthropy, Parkinson has participated in raising more than $50 million to support leading nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Parkinson served as Development Director at Lawrence General Hospital. In addition, he has been involved in fundraising for the Lakes Region General Hospital, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Seacoast Hospice, the American Heart Association and the Boy Scouts of America.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Parkinson is a member of American Legion Post 35 and the Lawrence Rotary Club. Parkinson is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a graduate of the University of South Florida.
GLCAC is a multi-faceted social services agency that assists 29,000 individuals annually through a range of critical programs. GLCAC services include early childhood education, fuel assistance, WIC nutrition assistance, homelessness prevention, immigration services, lead poisoning prevention, child abuse prevention, English-language lessons, and consumer protection.