The Ventura Botanical Gardens (VBG) announced the hiring of Ginny Claborn, who joins the staff as Fundraising Administrator. Her role will be to coordinate and manage a full range of fundraising elements for the Gardens including events and donor cultivation.
Prior to this, Ginny worked for nearly fifteen years for Habitat for Humanity in both the field as an Operations Manager and in Development as a consultant. She also has a great deal of experience working with volunteers for community projects.
Ms. Claborn has been in a leadership capacity for local, state and national programs. She first served as a volunteer with Ventura Botanical Gardens coordinating the annual CAST event, an international event drawing horticulturists and growers from all over the world. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Business and Management from Azusa Pacific University.
Joe Cahill, Executive Director for the Ventura Botanical Gardens, commented “We are very excited to welcome Ginny to our team at VBG. She will bring an added dimension with the goals of more fully engaging our vast volunteer community as well as securing a tighter focus on fundraising events, donor relationships and donor outreach.”
“I was attracted by the both the organization’s grassroots appeal and their vision for the future,” Claborn said. “I believe that engaging the community in creating sustainable non-profits, especially those that are so beneficial to the community are in the best interest of the community.”