FCA, a Garden City-based health and human services not-for-profit organization, recently named Paige O’Brien vice president of strategic advancement and chief development officer.
FCA President and CEO Jeffrey L. Reynolds made the announcement on behalf of the organization.
“Paige is a terrific addition to FCA’s management team,” said Reynolds. “She’s a leader, original thinker and energetic team player who easily engages with people who will support FCA’s mission. Paige understands the significant impact our work has on Long Island’s underserved communities and can readily communicate the gravity of that work to strengthen our donor base.”
A native of Sayville, O’Brien is well acquainted with fundraising in challenging times. She began her development career working as an operations director with guidance in giving, an onsite fundraising consultant engaged by the diocese of Galveston-Houston.
In the days leading up to the launch of the capital campaign, Hurricane Harvey struck, devastating the area. Originally scheduled for two years, the campaign was first postponed and then extended to four years, next contending with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite these setbacks, the capital campaign raised $128 million. She was also able to complete an MBA program with a focus on Leadership at the University of Houston.
Returning to New York, O’Brien worked for the Archdiocese of New York as the associate director of its annual appeal.
O’Brien worked with more than a dozen campaign managers to facilitate the appeal, which hit its goal to raise $21 million. O’Brien most recently served as the Director of Development Operations at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Currently a resident of St. James, O’Brien said she is especially grateful to be working close to home and family, fundraising for the vital programs that serve people in her neighborhood and communities across Long Island.