Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is proud to welcome Zoë Playe as Development Director. Playe has an extensive background in development as she has served as the Director of Development for Independent and Charter Schools in the Triangle area and various grassroots organizations. She began her work in Development back in 2007 by launching the annual walk for the American Cancer Society, and has continued to plan events for national nonprofits, including March of Dimes, the American Diabetes Association and ALS Association. Playe has a passion for child welfare and community well-being, as she has also worked with private foster care and adoption agencies to train potential foster and adoptive parents. She has also worked on every aspect of the child-to-parent match with all 100 county child welfare departments across the state, placing foster children in safe homes.
Playe is devoted to the special needs community; she is one of six co-founding coaches of the Miracle League of the Triangle and just completed their 33rd season and 16 years of baseball. She also works with the Winter and Summer Special Olympics Games in the Triangle Area.
Playe holds her master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University and attended Meredith College for her bachelor’s in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication.
“Zoë brings extensive experience in fundraising, and already understands the importance of child maltreatment prevention through her previous work with foster care across North Carolina and dedication to the special needs community in her area,” said PCANC President & CEO Sharon Hirsch. “We’re excited that she will bring her passion and commitment to our work and help us to create a clear plan for bringing more funds to support our mission.”