A Union City nonprofit giving children a second chance has found an executive to help the community give back.

Newnan resident Anne Josey recently joined Christian City as the director of major gifts.

She and her husband Taylor co-chaired the nonprofit’s inaugural fundraiser Drive & Dine at the Porsche Experience Center near Hapeville in May, raising $250,000.

Josey reports to nonprofit Chief Development Officer LaVann Landrum.

“We are thrilled to have Anne join the Christian City team,” Landrum said in a statement. “Along with having decades of wonderful experience and expertise that she can bring to the team; she and her husband were phenomenal chairs of our Drive & Dine event this year. We know she will do great work for Christian City.”

According to a news release, Josey will develop and implement strategies to raise funds through private foundations, businesses, government entities and individuals.

Her tasks include grant funding, sponsorships, maintaining relationships with ongoing donors and cultivating new contributors.

Some of the beneficiaries of Josey’s three decades of fundraising experience include United Way of Greater Atlanta, the Piedmont Hospital Foundation, Emory University and the Atlanta Ballet.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in French and political science from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia.

Nonprofit CEO Len Romano said Josey will fit in well with its mission of faith-based housing, health care and crisis intervention for children, families and older adults.

“We continue to work toward solving problems in society and we continue to answer the call to serve, to extend Christ’s call to love our neighbor,” he said in a statement. “Anne’s role will directly affect our efforts by gaining more support from our community.”

The nonprofit started in 1965.

It has more than 1,000 residents on a 500-acre campus.

Information: 770-703-2636 or www.christiancity.org

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