MCH Renames Development Department
On July 1, the MCH development department became the Department for Advancement, a change to reflect the broadened work assignment of the team tasked with benefactor relations.
“The term ‘advancement’ better clarifies our department’s role, which is to advance the mission of MCH,” said Lyle Mason, whose title was also changed to vice president for advancement.
“The very nature of our work as we resource this ministry involves cultivating relationships and connecting with individuals, community influencers and leaders, and churches. These connections do lead to financial support, but also often lead to client referrals, potential collaborations or community involvement that results in meeting program objectives and organization-wide goals.”
The addition of the MCH public relations team to the department on July 1 further supports the name change, Mason noted.
“The work of the public relations team mirrors our goals in so many ways and is a natural connection in advancing the mission of the organization,” he said. “We are all excited about how these changes reflect our mandate so well and look forward to the way God will use the department to meet strategic goals and contribute to helping children, youth, families, clients, and supporters of MCH flourish for God’s glory.”
MCH advancement officers and other members of the team are available to speak to churches, community groups and businesses across Texas and New Mexico about the mission and vision of MCH.