Press Release: Nov 11, 2013



Michelle Martin
Marketing & Development Coordinator
619-284-9281 ex. 122

ElderHelp of San Diego appoints John Brannelly as Development & Communications Director

SAN DIEGO, California, November 11, 2013: ElderHelp of San Diego announced that John Brannelly has been named ‘interim’ Development and Communications Director. Mr. Brannelly will be responsible for managing the fundraising staff and acting as lead fundraiser and communicator for the non-profit.

“John Brannelly is a skilled fundraiser and experienced manager who will bring leadership and energy to our Development Department,” said ElderHelp Executive Director Deborah Martin. “We are excited to have John join our team as we continue to develop our culture of philanthropy and assist our seniors in San Diego.”

Mr. Brannelly comes to ElderHelp from the American Cancer Society in San Diego, California where he held the position of Corporate Relations Market Director.  He was personally responsible for raising over $1 Million dollars annually in corporate sponsorship, team fundraising and employee giving.   Prior to that he oversaw their annual million dollar walk for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, golf tournament and Daffodil Days programs.

“ElderHelp is an outstanding organization with highly competent staff and a dedicated board of directors,” said John Brannelly. “I sought this position because I believe in the mission and goals of ElderHelp and want to help reach the largest number of seniors possible in San Diego County.”

About ElderHelp

ElderHelp is an integral part of the spectrum of government, health care and community based providers that are focused on providing necessary programs to seniors within the community. ElderHelp is one of the only non-profit agencies that is solely focused on providing affordable services and programs to seniors within their own homes.  ElderHelp continues to provide an array of programs that includes case management and homecare services through the Concierge Club and live-in matching services through the HomeShare program. In addition, ElderHelp also provides transportation, tax and legal assistance, benefits counseling and information and referral services. In 2012, ElderHelp helped 4,418 seniors remain living independently in their own homes and communities.


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