From the CEO – April 2022

Eva Aguirre, president and CEO of New Danville nonprofit

“Success is a continuing thing.  It is growth and development.  It is achieving one thing and using that as a stepping stone to achieve something else.”   John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell is an American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books on leadership.  I came across his quote in searching for something inspirational for my article this month.  After initially reading it, I went on in search of something else, but found myself coming back to this quote.  Something about it resonated with me and what New Danville has been through in the last couple of years. 

For us here, we have been on a slow and steady mission to continue to improve our services, while strengthening our financial footing.  With the addition of our development director, Dion McInnis, and the support of our board, we have strategically laid out our stepping stones for some exciting changes for New Danville.  Included in that is our steady growth in numbers of attendees in our program.  Most of the families that request a tour say that they heard “about all of the great things happening at New Danville.”  This is truly a heartwarming thing to hear.  With the addition of new clients, our total participation will soon exceed our pre-COVID numbers.  Every day I see new faces walking around, popping up like beautiful spring flowers.

We are in the midst of our “new future.” We are laying the seeds that will benefit the needs of our special population for many years to come by carefully planning our expansion.  It is truly an exciting time and we are so proud to be a part of it. 

In closing I will use another quote from Maxwell that reflects the spirit at New Danville:  “Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing the seeds that benefit others.”



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