Christian City Names New Chief Development Officer

Staff Report From Newnan CEO

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Newnan resident, LaVann Landrum, has joined Christian City, Inc., as Chief Development Officer. She will lead fundraising and development efforts for the nonprofit organization with a primary focus on financial support for The Children’s Village at Christian City.
Landrum has raised funds for a variety of nonprofit organizations during a 25-year career that includes positions with Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, Georgia Center for Children, Mercer University and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She has also been involved as a volunteer with numerous organizations, including current service on the Coweta Community Foundation board.
Len Romano, Christian City CEO and Sharpsburg resident, welcomed Landrum, saying, “LaVann’s vibrant background in fundraising and organizational leadership will be instrumental in her new role. Through her involvement in the southern crescent and city of Atlanta, LaVann will introduce The Children’s Village at Christian City to groups and individuals interested in supporting victims of abuse and abandonment who come to us from across metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
As chief development officer, LaVann will work with the philanthropic community that sustains Christian City. She will lead the Christian City development team to continue its active engagement of donors and volunteers through campaigns, special events, grants and other opportunities to generate the needed resources to continue to meet the mission of the organization.
“Without the faithful support of many individuals, churches, civic groups, businesses and foundations, The Children’s Village at Christian City would not exist, and our children would not receive the loving care that helps them to heal and thrive,” says Landrum. “I look forward to getting to know those who are already supporting Christian City and also increasing awareness across metro Atlanta of our important mission and ministries.”
Landrum is a graduate of Fayette County High School and the University of South Carolina. She resides in downtown Newnan with her husband. Their four children are all in college.