The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, was founded in 1954 to provide previously unavailable mental health services to children and adolescents from the greater Stamford community (Stamford, Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan). CGC has expanded to four offices with a permanent and contracted staff of nearly 70 and an annual operating budget of approximately $5 million. While the reach and diversity of its programs have grown, CGC has remained committed to the guiding principles of its founders to ensure that 1) all children and adolescents in the community have access to state-of-the-art mental health services to decrease the risk that emotional and behavioral problems will limit their future prospects and 2) these services will be available to children and families regardless of their financial capacity and ability to pay. CGC is recognized in both the region and the state as a center of excellence for children’s mental health.
CGC is governed by a 26-member board of directors which is strongly committed to the organization’s mission and values and actively engaged in fundraising. The organization’s budget is supported by a combination of grants, fees, institutional giving and individual donors. The largest grant is from the State of Connecticut (DCF). Other significant sources include Medicaid and the CT State Office of Victim Services under a federal grant for victims of crime.
CGC has been led for 29 years by its highly-regarded President and CEO who plans to retire at the end of 2015. In planning for the current leadership transition, the board engaged Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program to facilitate the transition process. The organization’s core strengths and opportunities identified through this process will inform its next leader towards the goal of increasing CGC’s impact in the communities it serves.
This executive search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Michael Negrón. All submissions are confidential. Only online applications will be accepted.