Welcome Vaughn Maurice!Posted by Jennifer Molidor, ALDF's Staff Writer on November 19, 2013
We are excited to welcome Vaughn Maurice as our new Director of Development. In this role, Vaughn utilizes his lengthy experience in community outreach, leadership, program development, public speaking, and philanthropy to help ALDF provide the best possible legal advocacy for animals. He draws upon a great wealth of creative and analytical skills to make a positive and progressively-responsible impact upon the organization, and serves as a liaison between donors and staff.
Prior to his work at ALDF, Vaughn served as general manager of Dogs for the Deaf, a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and trains them to assist hearing impaired people. While in that Oregon-based office, he managed a staff of 31 and significantly increased revenue for that organization. Vaughn also served as executive director of the St. Tammany Humane Sociey in Louisiana. In Louisiana, Vaughn also volunteered on a successful campaign to end cockfighting in that state (the last state to do so). Vaughn has also worked in various development roles for the American Red Cross for more than thirteen years.
Vaughn and his dog Lucy (who “barks in Korean”) are a welcome addition to the ALDF office! Having worked previously with the likes of Ian Somerhalder and Joanna Krupa, Vaughn and Lucy bring a star-studded potential to animal advocacy.
Our Development department has also seen a few other changes recently. William Rivas-Rivas is transitioning to a new role as Director of Philanthropic Gifts, and we wish Loretta Hartwell, our former Development Associate, a safe journey as she transitions to her new role as a mother!