I Matter Too Hires Marcus Stern as New Director of Development

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Marcus H. Stern of W.H. Stern Consulting was selected to drive the future growth of I Matter Too as its new Director of Development.

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Stern says, "I think it’s vital for Development Officers to raise funds for initiatives they are passionate about themselves; that’s why I’m so excited to come on board with I Matter Too."

I Matter Too has named Marcus H. Stern as its new Director of Development. The 501(c)(3) faith based organization provides mentoring and tutoring to orphaned, abused and neglected children throughout Hillsborough County. Volunteers of the program work one-on-one with students to improve academics, life skills, leadership development, while instilling biblical values.

Currently there are 2,800 children and teens registered under the care of Hillsborough Kids with another estimated 2,500 unregistered who are not under the care of their biological parents. What makes I Matter Too so unique is that volunteers take the time to travel out to students who often have difficulty with transportation. Founder and President Stacia Hepburn said, “This is a critical time for us as an organization. We believe this position is key to increase our outreach. The selection process was lengthy and thorough. After meeting Marcus, our Board and Staff were certain that he was the chosen leader to drive our future growth. We are thankful Marcus decided to join our team. We respect his leadership and look forward to our future together.”

Stern Said, “I think it’s vital for Development Officers to raise funds for initiatives they are passionate about themselves; that’s why I’m so excited to come on board with I Matter Too. They demonstrate what I call ‘life-on-life’ teaching by modeling life skills and developing relationships that can only be experienced through one-on-one mentorship.”

Marcus H. Stern has over 10 years experience working with at-risk-youth. He’s the founder of W.H. Stern Consulting, LLC which provides organizational development and fundraising services to the non-profit sector. He served as Director of Student Life with Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida; at the time, one of the nation’s fastest growing private universities. He served as the Regional Director of North America for the Jerusalem Institute of Justice working to safeguard civil rights in Israel. He and his wife Vanessa and their three children currently reside in Lakeland, FL.

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