As the Center for Creative Education (CCE) enters its 20th anniversary year of providing arts integration services to Palm Beach County students, Wellington resident Cecilia St. Hilaire has joined the organization as director of development.
St. Hilaire will be responsible for all aspects of a comprehensive donor program, including fundraising, event management, donor data management, board member development and donor communications for the West Palm Beach-based nonprofit. She recently served as director of development, operations and finance for Opportunity Inc. for nine years.
Since its inception, approximately 150,000 children have experienced CCE’s method of merging art with academics to bring learning to life, engaging children in hands-on, project-based education. CCE teaching artists use the arts as a vehicle to help students gain greater understanding of science, math, literacy and other areas of learning. Traditionally CCE works with disadvantaged students at school sites all over Palm Beach County, providing after-school and in school programming to many students considered “at risk.” In addition, the organization is hired by private and independent schools to provide arts integrated instruction.
In addition to her professional role, St. Hilaire volunteers as a long-standing commissioner of the Westgate CRA, a member of the West Palm Beach Rotary Club, the Planned Giving Council of the Palm Beaches, the Northwood Renaissance marketing committee and the Circles Guiding Coalition of Palm Beach County.
A native of the Caribbean island of Dominica, she currently divides her time between homes in Wellington and Lighthouse Point.
For information on programming, classes in its Northwood Village headquarters, to participate in events or make a donation to benefit at-risk school programs, visit www.cceflorida.org or call (561) 805-9927.
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