Uplift Family Services:  A Century and a Half of Service to our Community.
Feb 15, 2022
Darren Demonsi, Director of Development
Uplift Family Services: A Century and a Half of Service to our Community.

A returned Peace Corps Volunteer and AmeriCorps Fellow, Darren joined Uplift Family Services (then Eastfield Ming Quong) in 2002 as a volunteer, and has since served as Development Manager, Associate Director, and now Director of Development. He has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 2013, and is currently a member of AFP Silicon Valley.

DeMonsi has provided 20 years of mission-driven, quality service at Uplift Family Services, managing multiple aspects of fund development—ranging from recruiting and managing volunteers, developing and managing successful events, submitting and receiving grant awards, successfully managing a major gifts portfolio, supporting three auxiliary stores, and more.

“Working with donors and volunteers to affect profound and meaningful change for children and families in our community has been a gift; I couldn’t imagine a more rewarding career,” said DeMonsi. “I’ve been truly blessed to be a part of the Uplift family for so long.”

Darren resides in Scotts Valley with his a 14-year-old neurodiverse son, Evan. He works out of Uplift Family Services’ Los Gatos office.

About Uplift Family Services

Uplift Family Services is one of the largest, most comprehensive behavioral health treatment programs in California. Each year, we do whatever it takes to help more than 34,000 children and family members manage and recover from challenges stemming from prior trauma—such as severe neglect and abuse—and learn the essential life skills they need to be successful at home, at school, and in their community.