Culver City, CA, August 20, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Board of Directors of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) is pleased to announce a three-year contract extension for its current President and CEO, Scott Bowling. Securing Scott’s leadership is especially valuable during this time of transition for the nonprofit, initiated by the sale of its service site near downtown Culver City for $22.3 million, and the subsequent relocation of its administrative headquarters and several adult programs that had been housed there for more than 30 years.
Bowling will oversee the opening of a new site to serve adults with developmental disabilities in the City of Inglewood, the first one in that community for the 70-year old nonprofit which operates a total of 15 service sites across Los Angeles County. He is also providing guidance to staff on the design and launch of new and expanded programs that offer direct pathways to employment for adult participants.
Under Bowling’s leadership to date, ECF’s operating budget increased from $9.6m to $26m, and its capacity has grown from serving 900 to 3,700 clients and family members annually. Today, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to offer a continuum of lifespan services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs.
“Scott is the perfect person to lead and expand ECF into the future. The Board looks forward to the strength and stability of having him at our helm,” says Paul K. Zimmerman, ECF Board Member.
About ECF (ECF.net)
Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning, and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 3,700 clients and their families at 15 program sites, in clients’ homes, and in community settings throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF has served the greater Los Angeles area for over 70 years.