The move will allow the foundation to consolidate its supplies, staff and volunteers. Colabella will take over for the founder, Gwen Noto, who will remain involved.
For more than 30 years, Colabella has dedicated his time, energy and expertise to numerous charitable organizations. Colabella recently served as the development director for Ann's Place in Danbury, building and expanding its individual, foundation and corporate giving. He has led the development for such organizations as Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, the Guidance Center, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts, Abbott House and several others. Colabella has a background in nonprofit management and has led the strategic planning for such organizations as Batoto Yetu International Dance Company, Family Service Society of Yonkers, Careers for People With Disabilities, Federated Conservationists and others. He also has taught nonprofit management at Pace University.
Colabella is a contributor to the professional guidebook "You and Your Nonprofit-Practical Advice and Tips." His chapter,"It All Begins With The Donor," offers advice and guidance as to the importance of building relationships between donors and organizations in achieving a common goal. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of philanthropy.
Colabella is also the author of "Hypnogogia -- A Life of Dreams." His current work in progress is the nonfiction book "Taking It From The Top -- One More Time," which is being adapted for film by Capriole Productions.
The foundation provides programs and services to more than 1,200 local families of premature babies every year.
For information, visit www.ttmf.org or call 203-202-9714.