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Global Impact Announces Appointment of New Director, Executive Officer for the Combined Federal Campaign – Overseas

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Corporate Governance, Green Jobs & Career News

Posted: Sep 26, 2007 – 12:30 PM EST


Edward J. Willett and Max Winegar Join Leadership Team of Second-Largest Fundraising Campaign for Federal Employees

Sep. 26 /CSRwire/ - ALEXANDRIA, VA - September 26, 2007 – Global Impact, administrator for the Combined Federal Campaign - Overseas, announced today that Edward J. Willett has been named director of the fundraising campaign for all overseas commands of the Department of Defense.

As campaign administrator, Global Impact provides the CFC-O an experienced leadership team with significant knowledge in accounting, communications, fundraising, management, technology and training.

"We are very excited to have Ed join CFC-O," said Renée S. Acosta, President and CEO of Global Impact. "He brings to the position a wealth of insight and hands-on experience in international development."

Formerly with the Peace Corps, Willett served as Country Director in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. He was responsible for managing and directing all aspects of Peace Corps programming in his country of assignment and took a leadership role in preparing cooperating agreements between Peace Corps and host country government officials, local authorities, representatives of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other persons of influence in the country's developmental efforts.

Prior to joining the Peace Corps, Willett served as the Director of Congressional and Legislative Programs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School. He represented the organization on Capitol Hill and conducted a series of congressional programs for Federal, state and local executives.

In addition to Willett, Max Winegar has been named Executive Officer of CFC–O. Previously, Winegar served as the Association Manager/Website Developer for the Air Defense Artillery Association, a not-for-profit organization, and most recently worked with Department of Defense schools in Germany.

"We welcome the addition of both Ed and Max to the CFC-Overseas," Acosta said. "Together, they bring a combination of leadership, experience, and dedication to lead the CFC-O to even greater levels of support for those most in need across the globe."

About Global Impact

Global Impact is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the poorest people on Earth. Established in 1956, it is the national leader in raising awareness and funds for more than 50 member charities. Among the most respected in the world, these U.S.-based international organizations touch 400 million lives each year in virtually every developing country in the world, through disaster relief, education, health training and economic programs that promote self-sufficiency, strengthen communities and offer hope. Since its inception, Global Impact has distributed nearly $500 million to its members.

Global Impact has served as administrator for the Combined Federal Campaign–Overseas since 1996 and for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) since 2003. These annual fundraising drives, conducted by Federal employees each fall, rank number one and number two among nearly 300 CFC campaigns nationwide.

The CFC is the only authorized workplace giving drive of employees in the Federal workplace for local, national and international charitable organizations. The purpose of the CFC is to support and promote philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

For more information, please contact:

Janet Cave Global Impact
Phone: 800-836-4620


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