Pet Care Trust, Matt Coffindaffer

The Pet Care Trust has appointed Matt Coffindaffer as its new executive director. Coffindaffer, who has more than 13 years of association and nonprofit industry experience, will be taking over for Jackie King, who has been the executive director for the past two years.

“I am pleased to pass the baton to Matt Coffindaffer as the new executive director for the Pet Care Trust,” King said. “Matt’s proven skills as an association executive and his passion for the Pets in the Classroom program will serve him well in his role with the Trust. He will bring the needed fundraising and development skills to the position that will allow the Pets in the Classroom program to grow and thrive in the years to come.”

Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to pre-kindergarten through 9th grade teachers in private and public schools to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the Pet Care Trust, and thank the board for their confidence,” Coffindaffer said. “The Trust is poised to develop and refine its vision for the future and build on the tremendous momentum and success of the past ten years. Together, we can take the Trust to the next level and continue making a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the students, teachers and communities that the Trust serves through its Pets in the Classroom program.”

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