CCCR welcomes Brandie Dixon as Director of Major Gifts. Dixon will oversee the major gifts fundraising program that supports CCCR’s four early childhood development centers and the scholarship assistance that they offer low-income, working families for high-quality early childhood care and education.
Brandie Dixon’s background in fundraising comes from over 15 years serving on numerous committees including the American Cancer Society’s National Gala Task Force, Youth Haven and the Economic Development Council. Dixon was the founding co-chair of the Naples Winter Wine Festival’s “Friends of the Foundation,” a group of young professionals dedicated to their mission. She also chaired the American Cancer Society’s Bucket List Bash Gala.
“We are fortunate to have such an experienced fundraising professional join our team. We are confident that Brandie will create a robust major gifts program that will allow us to help more young children in Collier County and raise the funds to support our current programs.”
~ Niccole Howard, CCCR’s Chief Executive Officer
Brandie comes to Collier Child Care Resources from Terlato Wines International where she served as South Florida’s District Manager. She holds a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University and a Florida MEP Lean Manufacturing certification. Previously, she served as Vice President of Operations for the HAYNES Corporation and founded the Naples Wine Collection.
Over 75 percent of the 300 children enrolled at CCCR early childhood development centers receive partial scholarship assistance from CCCR for high-quality early education and childcare. CCCR’s vision is to ensure all local children start kindergarten “ready”, with all their developmental milestones met. Additionally, A Step Up Early Childhood Development Centers located at Golden Gate and Immokalee High Schools, serve teen parents in the TAPP program, allowing them to complete their high school education.