Monday, February 11, 2008
Hannah Hanford Joins VCCA Staff
After an extensive, nationwide search for a seasoned development officer to lead the VCCA’s fundraising efforts, we are pleased to welcome Hannah Hanford to Mt. San Angelo. She arrived today in her powder blue VW bug convertible, ready to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
“It was time for a new challenge, for a new direction,” says Hannah, who comes to the VCCA following a 25-year career in health care, including 11 years as the head of the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center in upstate New York. “I am absolutely thrilled to come to this magical, place, to join this extraordinary team. The chance to work on behalf of the world’s best artists, to help sustain the arts. . .it’s a tremendous opportunity and privilege.”
Hannah is very involved in community volunteerism and is an active Rotarian and past Paul Harris Fellow. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University in 1979.
In her spare time she enjoys being in the wilderness hiking or snowshoeing, gardening, collecting antiques and great artwork of all types and cooking for friends. Hannah’s two sons are both in college, one in New York and one in Colorado. She is settling in to her new home in Amherst with her large, hairy dog and talkative cat. Already, she says, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the sprawling lawns of Mt. San Angelo, and even the resident cows have taken hold of her. “It’s easy to see why our Fellows love the VCCA,” she says. “I look forward to working with them and supporting the organization’s critical mission.”
Photo: VCCA Director of Development Hannah Hanford and four-year old Sage