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Community Connections hires Philip Green as Chief Development Officer

Philip GreenCommunity Connections of Jacksonville (CCJ), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to heal homelessness and fight poverty one life at a time announced the hiring of Philip L. Green as Chief Development Officer. With Philip’s extensive experience in statewide and community development, this is a significant addition to the leadership of CCJ’s nonprofit senior team and exemplifies CCJ’s commitment to continued expansion.

Philip joins CCJ from the University of North Florida, where he was the founding State Director of The Employ Florida Banner Center for Creative Industries. In this position, Philip drove the strategic leadership for statewide creative skill education and initiated cutting edge partnerships and programming throughout the state and nation. As the chairman of UNF’s 2012 United Way campaign, he more than doubled the number of participants and contributions. He is also the 2013 recipient of two of UNF’s most prestigious awards – the Soaring to Excellence Award and the Presidential Award for Diversity and Inclusion.  Philip is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and is an elected official with the Ponte Vedra Municipal Service District.  Philip serves as the state membership co-chairman of Leadership Florida and is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and Leadership St. Johns.

“I am really excited to join the CCJ organization, with their extensive history of serving low-income working women, children and families in our community, “ says Philip. “I have always been impressed specifically with CCJ’s fundamental ability to lead the nonprofit industry in service and innovation. I am looking forward to collaborating with the talented CCJ team to focus on delivering the highest level of service, empowerment and support to our families in need.”

“Philip’s leadership skills and strong reputation in our community and our state will be an invaluable addition to our team,” says Lelia Duncan, President and CEO of CCJ. “Philip’s expertise further strengthens our nonprofit leadership and adds innovative areas of development expertise allowing us to grow our organization and help more women, children and families become self-sufficient. On behalf of the entire CCJ team, I am thrilled to welcome Philip to his new role.”

community connectionsAbout Community Connections:  Founded in 1911 as the Young Women’s Christian Association of Jacksonville (YWCA), Community Connections is one of the oldest human services agencies in Northeast Florida, helping heal homelessness and fight poverty one life at a time.


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