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ChildSafe names Maliha Imami new Development Director

July, 2015

ChildSafe, Bexar County’s only Children’s Advocacy Center that provides expert treatment to abused and neglected children, has announced Maliha Imami as the non-profit’s new Development Director.

Imami, an experienced fundraising executive, was most recently the Director of Development & Communications at Project QUEST, Inc., a community-based economic development program serving San Antonio since 1992.  Imami spearheaded collaborations for federal, state, city and county foundation support as well as corporate involvement that resulted in close to $8 million received this fiscal year. Grants included the Department of Labor’s “Ready to Work Partnership” and the prestigious W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant for upskilling San Antonio’s low-skilled low income incumbent workers.

Before QUEST, Imami worked in Houston at Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, the largest resettlement agency in Texas, providing a multitude of services to help refugees, immigrants, and low-income residents of Harris County. As the Director of Health & Case Management Services, she ensured services were delivered in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner.

Imami holds a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and two bachelor’s
degrees: one from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the other from University of Punjab in Pakistan.  She received the Certificate with Distinction in Executive Nonprofit Leadership from Rice University. She is also a member of the American Fundraising Professionals Association, San Antonio Chapter, and a member of the American Sociology Association.

“We are thrilled to have such a skilled leader and respected fundraiser join our team at ChildSafe,” said Kim Abernethy, ChildSafe CEO. 

More information about ChildSafe is available at


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