NAPLES, Florida (April 27, 2022) — The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members to its Philanthropy team—Lori Burke as Annual Giving Manager and Roxanne Dyer as Grants Coordinator.

Dyer brings with her a wealth of experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Notable achievements in her nonprofit work include tripled organizational program capacity with an improved program expense ratio from 75 to 91 percent; increased fundraising event revenues by more than 200 percent; an advanced capital campaign to full financing in under five months; increased annual fund drive participation by over thirty percent, and increased grant-sourced funding by more than 500 percent.

Dyer is focused on growing CMON’s grants funding and stewarding important ongoing grant relationships with the goal of providing more community access.

“The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples serves as an especially unique and important educational and cultural resource here in Southwest Florida for local and visiting children,” Dyer said. “I am thrilled to join the team and I plan to work especially hard to bring the children CMON serves increased resources through grant-based funding.”

Burke was most recently the Executive Director of the Southwest Florida chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Burke has spent years devoted to community improvement, from working as Executive Director of Shanghai Sunrise, a nonprofit in China that sought to provide educational sponsorship to underserved youth, to her ongoing involvement with ArtFest Fort Myers’ steering committee and role in the FutureMakers Coalition of Southwest Florida.

At CMON, Burke will focus on donor cultivation and stewardship, working to help CMON secure funding to continue providing educational opportunities and access to all communities in southwest Florida.

“We are all so pleased to welcome Lori and Roxanne to the CMON team,” said Director of Philanthropy Laura Richardson Bright. “We feel incredibly fortunate to have these two incredibly talented leading women join our efforts to innovate learning, create unique educational experiences, and expand access to underserved communities.”

Anyone interested in exploring giving or partnership opportunities with the museum is encouraged to contact CMON for further discussion and collaboration.

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About the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON)
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a brain-building powerhouse and Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station. Children can become a weather forecaster, a farmer, a chef, a fisherman, an artist, an architect or a veterinarian; explore the cold of an igloo, the whoosh of the wind, the sound of the sea, and the effects of gravity. Throughout the day special activities encourage our guests to get involved, try something new and be energized. CMON offers a variety of interactive exhibits providing kids with education, play, learning, science, technology, engineering, inventions, space exploration, art, math, storybooks, creation, building, sensory, and child development.

Contact: Alexa Nargi
Senior Manager of Marketing and Engagement
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
239-260-1709 |