BELFAST — Dorothy Havey has joined Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) as their new resource developer. This is part of a long-range plan to grow and strengthen the organization, which will be celebrating its 55th anniversary later this year, according to WCAP, in a news release.
The resource developer’s responsibilities will include planning, implementing, and evaluating development, communications, and public relations opportunities for the organization. WCAP looks to build on current community and organizational strengths with the addition of this position, in order to cultivate the amount of resources available to Midcoast area individuals and families with barriers to economic success.
Havey has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector with extensive knowledge in finance, fundraising, community development, promotion and constituent services. She has served the local community as past director of Our Town Belfast, the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce, and was the Director of Constituent Services in Waldo County for Senate President Mike Thibodeau. Havey has also worked for other Midcoast nonprofits such as the Farnsworth Art Museum, Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Penobscot Marine Museum.
When asked to reflect on past successes in organizational development, Havey recalls her enjoyment having participated in the creation of the Wyeth Center during her time at the Farnsworth Museum. She continued her passion for building expansion by joining the Facility Development Department at MBNA where she worked for five years. Most recently, Havey was employed by the State of Maine Department of Administration and Financial Services where she managed grants for the Department of Labor.
“Our organization is delighted to welcome Dorothy to our team,” said Donna Kelley, WCAP’s president and CEO. “She brings an extensive background in fundraising, community development, and constituent services which will assist us in meeting our organizational and community goals. She has an energy and enthusiasm for our mission and a demonstrated commitment and dedication to the community we serve which truly lends itself well to the work she will be doing for us.”
Havey and her husband, Dave McCurdy, enjoy spending time at their home on Coleman Pond. She is an avid gardener, knitter, and reader as well as kayaker and fisherman. She currently serves on the Lincolnville Planning Board and Broadband Committee and is member and past president of the Belfast Rotary Club.
“She is delighted to be working in the Waldo County area again, serving the area she has proudly called home for many years,” said WCAP.
Waldo Community Action Partners is a charitable, educational, private nonprofit organization located in Belfast. It is designed to utilize and mobilize public and private resources to assist low-income Waldo County residents in the alleviation of poverty and address its underlying causes. WCAP’s mission is “building strong families and communities by empowering people to achieve economic independence and self-reliance.”
For more information, visit www.waldocap.org or call (207) 338-6809.