Harmony Foundation has just concluded its Fiscal 2013 year with a 26% increase in revenue over last year, continuing a trend begun in 2008. The Foundation has grown by 211% in gift income since then. Obviously, the credit rests with very generous and farsighted individuals who understand that, in order to grow and expand this great Society, massive amounts of capital resources must be invested in the long overlooked emphasis on youth and outreach. But during this past year we have gotten a glimpse of what Marty sees through the windows, and the next chapter of the Society’s story is just beginning to unfold. It will call for a completely different level of financial investment. We are finding the more members understand, the more excited they are to say, “Count me in.”
Harmony Foundation continues to grow. In order to continue the fast track the Foundation has been traveling, and to assist in meeting Marty’s expanding vision for the Society, we are thrilled to announce continued expansion of the fundraising capacity of the Foundation. David Calland will be joining the Foundation staff as our next Director of Development. Most know David is no stranger to Barbershop. He is a 25-year member who founded the Alliance Chorus and has directed it to nine District championships and 14 International competition appearances (earning three bronze medals). He has sung in several quartets, including silver medalist, Uptown Sound and bronze medalist, The Allies. David was elected to the International Society Board in 2012. He is past JAD President and currently serves as the JAD Vice President for Financial Development as well as a Harmony Foundation Regional Representative. His Chapter awarded him Barbershopper of the year, JAD “Golden Apple” Coach of the year, and JAD “Golden Apple Director” of the year. He is a perennial faculty member at Harmony University and District Top Gun Schools, and coaches men’s and women’s quartets and choruses around the world.
Equally important is his professional experience to his role with the Foundation. He has worked in sales and account management for 13 years, the last 4 years as Business Lead for a Fortune 100 company’s sales support organization. During this time he has been the Business Lead developing proof of concepts, pilot programs, and process improvement, and is responsible for leading strategic planning, presenting the plans to senior management and National Agent Advisory Council for Nationwide Insurance. David is known for his business and interpersonal strengths, his commitment to excellence, initiative, integrity, and his positive can-do spirit. He has been recognized by Nationwide for corporate awards, and his most recent recognition was for Continuous Improvement efforts by the Senior Vice President and CIO of IT Infrastructure.
David is part of the Bowling Green University “mafia” where he studied music education alongside several other distinguished Barbershoppers within our Society. David understands why the Foundation is critical to the future of the Society as he has experienced the benefits in his district and his chapter, prompting him to become a President’s Council member.
However, David would say his top priority is his beautiful wife, Kim and their children, Alexa and Jamison. They will continue to live in Worthington, Ohio, and David will office there within his region.
David will be responsible for the Upper Midwest, one of Ryan Killeen’s two regions. This region has grown substantially, requiring full-time development from its own Director to continue the rapid growth curve.
David begins his training in Nashville on November 11, 2013. I know you will wish him well with the same enthusiasm that we welcome him.
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