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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2020

 Easterseals DC MD VA Announces New Vice President of Development - Darnell Burtin

Silver Spring, MD - Easterseals is pleased to announce that Darnell Burtin has joined the organization as the new Vice President of Development. A proven leader and fundraiser with 18 years of industry experience, Burtin has worked with organizations like the YMCA, Special Olympics International and Georgetown University, and brings extensive experience in major gift cultivation, strategic leadership, volunteer management, communications and external relations.   

“Darnell has a proven track record of leading, managing and motivating high-performing philanthropic teams, with extensive experience developing successful major gifts and capital campaign strategies resulting in millions in secured revenue and over $3B in successful capital campaign projects," said Phil Panzarella, Chief Growth Officer, Easterseals DC MD VA. "He is a collaborative and strategic leader who will be a valuable partner to me and our organization as we increase our capacity to cultivate philanthropic investments to better serve our community."

"The Board of Directors and I are thrilled that Darnell has joined our team," said Jon Horowitch, President and CEO, Easterseals DC MD VA. "Darnell's leadership and experience will ensure Easterseals' ability to expand our programs to make profound, positive differences in the lives of more adults, children and veterans and military families with disabilities and special needs."

“I am honored and excited to join the Easterseals family, an organization that has made such a profound impact in our community for the last 100 years," said Darnell Burtin, Vice President of Development, Easterseals DC MD VA. "I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and leadership team to build upon Easterseals' success to create a hopeful, inclusive community where all individuals realize their potential and live meaningful lives for the next 100 years."

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Easterseals DC MD VA – For 100 years, Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for children, adults, families and veterans living – and thriving – with disabilities and special needs in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Through the innovative, inclusive and person-centered work we do, we are strengthening our community and changing the way the world defines and views disability. We are committed to making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. www.eseal.org

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