CPC welcomes two to Leadership team
Community Progress Council is pleased to welcome Veronica Adams in the role of Director of Donor Relations & Development, and Dionna Wright in the role of Director of Outcomes & Assessment. Both will serve on Community Progress Council’s Leadership team.
In her newly created role, Veronica Adams is responsible for developing and executing a fundraising strategy that engages the community and grows revenue, all while furthering Community Progress Council’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities.
Veronica is a skilled and experienced fundraiser who is passionate about helping organizations achieve their mission and goals. Most recently, she served as Annual Fund Manager for INROADS, and as a Major Gifts Officer with United Way of the Capital Region. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and American Studies and a master’s degree in American Studies from Penn State University.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Veronica enjoys spending time outdoors hiking with her dog, kayaking, and cooking. She also loves to curl up with a good novel at the end of a long day.
As Director of Outcomes & Assessment, Dionna Wright has primary responsibility for coordinating the organization’s efforts to measure, report and improve mission impact, including strategic oversight of the community needs assessment.
Dionna most recently worked for York College of Pennsylvania as the Director of Community Conversations & Director of the Urban Collaborative. In this role, Dionna spent a majority of her time in the community, connecting with residents and organizational leaders and working alongside community members to advocate for equity.
Dionna graduated from Millersville University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Upon graduating, she spent two years working in the College Advising Corps before heading to Raleigh, NC, to pursue graduate school.
During her grad program, Dionna worked as an international student adviser, and connected with students and families from all over the world. She graduated from North Carolina State University with her master’s degree in higher education. While in NC, she would spend a lot of time exploring the trails, and developed a love for nature that she enjoys exploring around York.
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About Community Progress Council
Founded in 1965, Community Progress Council is York County’s nonprofit community action agency, whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move toward self-sufficiency and advocate for change to promote community growth. CPC provides comprehensive, integrated services for low- and moderate-income people of all ages, with programs that include early childhood education through Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Counts; housing, financial and employment counseling; nutrition support and education via Women, Infants and Children (WIC); York City Community of Hope; and the agency’s Self-Sufficiency Program that helps residents of York County reach financial stability. Learn more at www.YorkCPC.org.