HCAO selects Larry Symonds as Fundraising Manager
by Sandra Bean, HCAO Communication Committee Chair
Health Care for All-Oregon is happy to announce the hiring of Lawrence Symonds as our first Fundraising Manager, Larry is a dynamic, results-oriented business development and relationship management professional with a sterling record. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and the University of Washington School of Law. After more than 25 years building and managing successful businesses, he embarked on a career in nonprofit fundraising and returned to his home state of Oregon to bring his knowledge, skills, and experience to help steward the success of important community organizations. Capitalizing on his years of estate, financial, and wealth management experience, coupled with decades of nonprofit experience, Larry created a successful consulting business focused on the fundraising needs of small and mid-sized community nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he helped lead a successful capital campaign for the Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, exceeding their goal four months ahead of the April target date.
In joining HCAO, Larry says “I am excited and honored to be joining with such a dedicated group of community members in addressing one of our most challenging and critically important issues. I look forward to this opportunity to truly impact our community.”
HCAO President Lee Mercer adds, “We are very excited to have Larry on board to take us to the next level. His strong background in high-end fundraising will provide a great boost to our campaign to educate and advocate for universal health care.”