Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programs and social services for seniors and their families, announced the recent appointment of Chloe M. Goldstein as its Director of Development Operations.
In this role, Goldstein will assist Naples Senior Center’s President/CEO in enhancing overall philanthropy, particularly in the areas of special events, planned giving and endowments. She also will support the organization with its ongoing $30-million “A New Era for Seniors” capital campaign to build a new, state-of-the-art center for older adults.
Goldstein is an experienced development officer with several years of experience in the nonprofit industry. Prior to joining Naples Senior Center, she served as Development Officer for the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey in Cherry Hill, N.J., where she secured individual contributions, organized campaigns and assisted with event planning.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Goldstein earned a Master of Arts in Political Science & Community Fellowship from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. She has been published in several publications, including the New York Times Researcher and Bethlehem Press.
“We are delighted to welcome Chloe to our team,” said Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, President/CEO of the Naples Senior Center. “She brings tremendous skills in frontline fundraising, donor prospecting and relationship building which will be invaluable as we continue to expand into the region’s leading provider of social services for older adults.”
Naples Senior Center is the only human services agency of its kind, providing “one-stop shop” services addressing the emotional and social needs of seniors in Collier and southern Lee counties. Since opening its doors in January 2014, the organization has seen a surge in the depth and scope of need for comprehensive senior services in this region.
All programs and services are provided by licensed and credentialed professionals. These include Structured Dementia Respite Support; Geriatric Case Management and Senior Outreach Programs; and Emotional Support Services as well as a “choice” Food Pantry.
An average of 40 different social, educational and wellness programs also are offered each week thanks to a dedicated corps of more than 200 trained and vetted volunteers. Among these social programs are classes in art, music and film; brain fitness and educational seminars; courses in technology and computer science; physical well-being; and interest groups. The center serves everyone regardless of backgrounds and beliefs.
To accommodate future growth, Naples Senior Center has broken ground on a new permanent home on Autumn Oaks Lane, just a block south of Immokalee Road. This site will enable seniors to benefit from a nurturing, natural setting that offers outdoor space for walking, quiet contemplation and low-impact exercise programs such as tai chi. The new facility will be funded through a capital campaign that was launched in 2019 and has been accelerated by a $5-million commitment from philanthropists Patty and Jay Baker.
For additional information on the Naples Senior Center and its comprehensive programs and social services for area seniors and their families, visit www.NaplesSeniorCenter.org.