Princeton Resource Center CEO credits capacity building grant

Drew Dyson became the CEO of the Princeton Senior Resource Center in 2019 and he applied for a capacity building grant from the Bunbury Fund. He was awarded funding for professional development through an executive coach.

That coaching enabled him to dream big. PSRC raised more than $5 million through a capital campaign, bought a building and created an amazing hybrid program to help reach the homebound and beyond. The program combines state-of-the-art technology with a welcoming atmosphere to reach seniors.

The Bunbury Fund awards capacity building grants to help nonprofits expand their capabilities and develop organizational effectiveness. The fund aims to strengthen nonprofits, so they can do their best work.

“The Bunbury Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation has an unabating commitment to capacity building for nonprofit organizations,” Drew said. “That focus empowered the Princeton Senior Resource Center to create systems and structures, and me as a leader of the organization to further develop the skills needed, that fueled our growth through a pandemic and our successful capital campaign. We are incredibly grateful for the financial investment, but also for the wisdom and support of the advisors and staff throughout the life of the grant.”

In her Candid blog post, Joan Garry explains how the Bunbury Fund grant helped Drew and his team grow their own capacity so they could make a difference in our community.

“(Drew) sought out support from the Bunbury Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation knowing that capacity-building was their jam,” she wrote.