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Delaware SPCA Welcomes New Executive Director

The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the oldest and most experienced animal welfare organization in the state, announced that it has appointed Albert Mollica, CFRE, to the post of Executive Director. Mollica took the reins of the organization in early March.

“Al joins us at a very exciting time, as Delaware SPCA approaches its 140th anniversary,” said Pamela Biddle, president of the Board of Directors. “He brings high energy, depth of experience from a career in development and management consulting, and creativity. We are thrilled that Al has agreed to assume the leadership role as we look toward a strong, mission-driven future.”

Mollica comes to Delaware SPCA from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, where he served as chief development officer since 2008. During the last year in the position, he also served as the interim chief executive officer, managing the operations for an organization with an $8 million budget that serves 13,000 inner-city youth. As chief development officer, he managed a broad-based $2 million annual fund program that included grant-writing to private and public sector prospects, major gift cultivations and solicitations, and special events. He also successfully managed a $6 million capital campaign – the first in the organization’s 125-year history – that generated almost $7.4 million in donations.

Since 2004, Mollica has also served as the principal partner for Mollica Consulting Group, LLC, which provides fundraising, strategic planning, campaign preparation and management counsel to non-profit clients primarily in Delaware.

Earlier in his career Mollica served as Vice President of University Advancement/Executive Director of the SU Foundation, Inc. at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland; vice president of institutional advancement at Cabrini College, Radnor, Pennsylvania; and Director of Development at Delaware State University, Dover, Delaware.

Mollica holds a Master of Arts in Education from Delaware State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Shippensburg University. He has also earned the professional designation Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE.) Mollica resides in the Brandywine Hundred area of north Wilmington.

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