VISALIA – The Creative Center announced that Richard de Ocio has joined the organization and will serve as executive director.
De Ocio brings a wealth of experience within the industry of fundraising and non-profits, having spent time over the last six years at the American Cancer Society in Reno, Nevada and recently as a board member with the Visalia Montessori Parents Association.
He joins The Creative Center Foundation during preparations for their first fundraiser of 2014, The Super Bowl Sprint, a 5k run through Mooney Grove Park.
“I am excited to start right in the middle of planning for an amazing event like the Super Bowl Sprint,” de Ocio said. “I look forward to working with an amazing group of community leaders that serve as our board of directors and I cannot wait to start fulfilling our mission.”
Marilynn Mitchell, president of The Creative Center Foundation said, “Richard’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a key component in carrying out our mission. We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment to supporting The Creative Center and the community we serve.”
The Creative Center Foundation exists to provide financial support for The Creative Center and to help promote The Creative Center in the community.
The Creative Center is a non-profit community arts center for adults with developmental disabilities with the mission of fostering self-expression, self-worth and personal growth through the arts, community integration, providing cultural resources to the community and recognizing the individual’s value and contribution.