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Veteran Fundraiser Coyne Joins Community Options to Enhance Development

August 24, 2018 | Press Release.pdf

Veteran Fundraiser Coyne Joins Community Options to Enhance Development

PRINCETON, NJ (August 24, 2018) – Earlier this week, Chris Coyne was appointed as Community Options’ Regional Director of Development for NY, NJ and PA.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to the Community Options family,” said Svetlana Repic-Qira, Regional Vice President of Community Options. “Chris brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and drive that will enhance our development efforts for increased opportunities benefiting individuals with disabilities.”

Coyne possesses over 25 years of fundraising experience, mostly in the healthcare field. The North Bergen, NJ native has a deep-rooted rapport in the local area, cultivating relationships with generous individuals and grateful patients in addition to corporations and charitable foundations. Coyne has conducted many capital campaigns, secured numerous high profile grants and major gifts reaching up to multi-million dollars for notable organizations such as RWJ Barnabas Health, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Foundation. Coyne will be leading many similar initiatives for the national nonprofit.

“Community Options has an outstanding mission that is very worthy of philanthropic support,” said Coyne. “I look forward to working with our team and increasing philanthropic revenue for the key needs of Community Options.”

In addition to fundraising, Coyne has a background in special event planning for outings such as galas, golf outings and 5K runs/walks. Coyne is a graduate of Long Island University with a BA in Communication.


About Community Options, Inc.:

For over 29 years, Community Options has developed housing and employment programs for people with disabilities – serving thousands of people through over 40 offices across 11 states. Community Options provides advocacy assistance to empower people with disabilities because all people – regardless of ability level – should live and work in the community with dignity, choice and self-determination.

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