4C for Children is happy to welcome Emily Fay as the agency’s new Vice President for Agency Advancement. In her new role, Fay will lead the agency’s fundraising and development efforts and will oversee its communication functions.
The region’s leading resource in early education and care for more than 45 years, 4C supports and educates child care professionals through coaching and training and assists families in finding quality child care.
Fay comes to 4C with more than 10 years of fundraising and program leadership experience in the nonprofit sector that includes working with the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Before entering her nonprofit leadership roles Fay began her career as a high school Spanish teacher.
“Emily comes to 4C with extensive experience working with key stakeholders, both individual and corporate, as well as in data analytics and market research skills,” says 4C President/CEO Vanessa Freytag. “She also has a real passion for promoting early childhood education and in helping generous givers understand the impact that their gift can make.
“I’m confident she will not only be effective in advancing our fundraising efforts but that she will also be a great 4C representative to our donors and community partners.”
A graduate of Purdue University and the University of North Carolina, Fay says she’s “thrilled” to join the 4C staff and be part of the agency’s critical work of supporting child care providers’ professional development and parents in their search of quality child care.
As a parent of four children ages 6 and under, Fay knows that the first years of life are critical to their growth and development.
“When we, as parents, go to work each day, we deserve a place to send our children where they will grow and thrive in a learning environment that prepares them for future success in school and life,” Fay says. “I’m excited to begin work with 4C for Children, an organization that has the expertise and dedication to make that happen, as well as in a community where so many individuals and organizations support this effort with their time and resources.”
Fay lives in southeastern Indiana with her husband Eric and their children.