Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss welcomes Paul Muir as chief development officer

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, on Friday announced that Paul Muir has joined its staff as chief development officer to spearhead fund development for its Mountainside and Newark locations.

“Imagine is so honored to have found in Paul a true professional with a deep connection and commitment to our mission,” Imagine Executive Director Lindsay Schambach said. “Paul brings with him the same values that Imagine shares, community, authenticity and integrity. We know that Paul will be an amazing addition to this already-incredible staff that will bring Imagine to new chapters throughout the next decade.”

Muir brings over nine years of nonprofit executive leadership experience to the Mountainside firm, having recently served as executive director of the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton. He currently serves as mayor of Bethlehem Township, a position he has held for over nine years. He is also current president of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors and chairs the Intra Municipal Affairs Committee of the Legislative Committee of the League of Municipalities.

Muir continues to serve the community in many ways. He is a board member of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of its Nonprofit Committee. He is the former chair of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit Roundtable, now an advisory committee member.

“After building a community around the Red Mill Museum Village, I found inspiration in the team at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss and have chosen to join them in their community as their first chief development officer. I look forward to building partnerships that will be foundational to Imagine so that we can give others the opportunity to find hope, to find joy and expand this mission of providing grief support across the state,” Muir said.

Imagine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers free year-round grief support groups for children ages 3-18 and young adults 19-30 who are coping with a loss due to death.