Navarra Williams, president and CEO of SAMMinistries, announced that Terry Kyle, JD, CFRE, has been named executive vice president and chief development officer.
Kyle joined SAMMinistries in early 2007 as chief development officer and has been responsible for the fundraising efforts for the ministry. In this capacity he is responsible for planning and implementing the fundraising strategy for the organization whose budget is more than $8 million.
In his new role, he will not only retain his fundraising and community relations responsibilities but also will add overseeing the SAMMinistries’ Furniture for a Cause which provides hands-on training to the charity’s clients while offering both new and slightly used furniture and accessories. Net proceeds from the store support the SAMMinistries programs.
In addition, Kyle will provide oversight of the volunteer program and the Donations Station for SAMMinistries at Haven for Hope. With the relocation of the Emergency Shelter to the Haven for Hope campus, both of these programs have expanded significantly.
Williams says, “Over the past three and one-half years, Terry has worked tirelessly to build the development program at SAMMinistries to help keep up with the ever increasing needs of the community. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organization as well as a deep passion for the mission. As he assumes his new responsibilities, I am confident that SAMMinistries will benefit greatly.”
Williams adds that Kyle’s fundraising responsibilities are even more critical to the ministry since the operating costs have increased from $1.3 million to $2.5 million annually to operate the Emergency Shelter on the Haven for Hope campus.
Board Chair Beverley McClure adds, “I am pleased to share in this announcement. Terry already works closely with our board and has established himself as a true professional committed to our mission to overcome homelessness. As a board, we are thankful that he has chosen to serve with us in an even greater capacity at SAMMinistries, and are confident the best is still to come in this blessed ministry.”Kyle graduated with a degree in English from Southern Arkansas University and holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Baylor University School of Law. He is a Certified Fundraising Professional and belongs to the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is currently serving as the President Elect of the San Antonio chapter. Kyle is a 2009 graduate of Leadership San Antonio, and this past summer he completed the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program held at Georgetown University Public Policy Institute.
SAMMinistries, an interfaith ministry dedicated to helping the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, was launched in 1983. The ministry is ready to assist over 1200
individuals including more than 300 children every day of the year with emergency services, transitional and supportive housing, as well as an after-care program.
SAMMinistries is a leading agency in homeless prevention and in fiscal 2010 over 1,000 families were assisted and avoided becoming homeless.
Last year the agency cared for more than 4,400 individuals and provided more than 197,600 bed nights of shelter and services to the area’s homeless.