From the Director’s Desk
From The Mustard Seed, Summer 2011
By Paula Land
In my first two months at as the new Executive Director at Catherine McAuley Center, I have been introduced to hundreds of volunteers, board and committee members, and donors. CMC is extremely fortunate to have so many committed people contributing to its success. This success allows our programs to continue to provide valuable services to our students and residents who depend upon us to help them achieve their goals of increased knowledge, self-sufficiency and independence.
Vital to the implementation of CMC’s services is an incredible staff that works to ensure the delivery of quality programs. I am grateful for the level of professionalism, integrity and heart that greets each person who walks through the door. It is clear that the 20-year history of the Catherine McAuley Center has carried on the spirit of Catherine McAuley, and we are poised to embark on another 20 years of transforming lives.
To ensure that we can accomplish this, the Catherine McAuley Center’s board and staff will be focusing on four strategic goals:
- CMC’s programming is relevant and sufficient to meet the needs of our clients and the community.
- CMC is a financially secure and sustainable organization.
- People know about and want to be a part of CMC.
- CMC has systems and processes that support high quality programming.
While we will be working toward these goals in the coming few years, in the short term, we are planning for our fall event. We hope you all have put September 18, 2011, on your calendars when we will gather at Mercy Medical Center for the 15th Annual Catherine’s Tea Party.
Thanks for all you do for the Catherine McAuley Center… and if we haven’t yet met, please stop by and introduce yourself!