I have known Dr. Drew since when he started his grant writing consulting business in 2002. I was one of his first five customers. Thanks to Dr. Drew's assistance, I was able to win $350,000 in federal funding per year for three years for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence ? Orange County. This money was used to support our Juvenile Alcohol Drug Enforcement (JADE) program in collaboration with the Orange County Sherriff's Department.
Dr. Drew has also donated his time to help win $20,000 in funding from the United Way of Orange County on behalf of The First Step House of Orange Co., Inc. This is a non-profit organization that oversees the operations of Charle Street and McMillen House, two beloved institutions that facilitate social model recovery for indigent alcoholic men.
Later, I recommended Dr. Drew's services to the Reach Foundation of Newport Beach ? where I am a board member ? and I'm pleased to report that he helped them win $10,000 from the Allergan Foundation and $20,000 from the Marisla Foundation to assist women in need of sober living scholarships. Later, he also helped Serna Academy win its first competitive grant from Marisla Foundation for the establishment of Orange County's first non-profit sober high school.
Dr. Drew has a winning touch when it comes to creating compelling grant applications that produce results. Most recently, he broke new ground for Orange Coast College (OCC) when he helped them win their first $220,000 grant from the Orange County Health Care Agency for a breakthrough program in alcohol prevention services among college students.
I can report that Dr. Drew is professional, conscientious, imaginative and hard-working when it comes to implementing a grant writing campaign. He is a careful reader of the RFP. He is skilled at crafting programs that meet the needs of both the funder and the non-profit agency. As a specialist in the field of alcohol and drug prevention services, I believe Dr. Drew's grant writing has made a difference for thousands of people in the Orange County area. I recommend him to you without reservation.
Grant D. McNiff, CEO, Executive Director ? Retired