Horizon Philanthropic Services, a fundraising consultancy that since 2000 has helped nonprofits accomplish their goals and grow their organizations, now can extend its reach farther across the state with the addition of three new consulting associates.

“I am pleased to announce that Mark Chura has affiliated with our firm, effective February 1, as a consulting Senior Associate,” said Horizon’s Principal, Michael Rawl. “Mark’s unique background with state agencies, private development and nonprofit management will be of tremendous help to many of our clients.”

Chura, of Mark Chura Associates, has a long history of service to the community. In recent years, he served as executive director for Delaware Greenways. Prior, he was director of project management with Ocean Atlantic Companies in Lewes and a senior manager at the Parks Division of DNREC.

During the last two years, Chura assisted Horizon with two projects: land acquisition for the new Lewes Public Library and a parking and signage study for the Greater Lewes Foundation.

“Having Mark available to us on a more regular basis will allow us to increase the number of clients we are serving, both in southern Delaware and statewide,” Rawl said.

Also joining the Horizon team is Terri Colegrove and Meredith Thomas. Colegrove serves as Project and Events Manager for various clients. She draws on experience with her own events management business.

Thomas has joined Horizon to assist with the new Lewes History Museum campaign. She brings high energy and many years of nonprofit experience to this assignment.

Other Horizon associates include Linda Palmer, office manager; Ray Daminger, graphic designer (Ray Daminger Design); and Patricia Rivera, marketing and public relations specialist (Hook PR Group).