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Global Impact Names Joseph Olchefske Executive Vice President of Marketing and Development

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Green Jobs & Career News, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Aug 05, 2008 – 10:30 AM EST


Former Managing Director of American Institutes for Research Joins Top Leadership of Global Impact

Aug. 05 /CSRwire/ - ALEXANDRIA, VA. - August 5, 2008 - Global Impact announced today that Joseph Olchefske has been named the organization's Executive Vice President of marketing and development. Mr. Olchefske assumed his new role July 28, 2008.

As a founding member and former Managing Director of school district consulting at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), Olchefske is skilled in directing non-profit organizations and state departments of education through the implementation of system-wide educational reform strategies. Recent projects include advising Microsoft Corporation on the development of its philanthropic strategy regarding K-12 education, and acting as an independent consultant to Global Impact member charity World Vision, where he led a staff team in the development of its national educational strategy.

Prior to AIR, Olchefske spent nearly a decade working with the Seattle Public Schools Unified School District, most recently serving as Superintendent (1998-2003), where he was responsible for creating a long-term vision for the district and for developing the goals and strategies to deliver on that vision. He led the transformation of the Seattle Public Schools into a performance-driven, standards-based school district and positioned it as a major recipient of governmental and philanthropic grants.

Prior to his work with the Seattle Public Schools, Olchefske was a Managing Director in the Public Finance Department at Piper Jaffray & Co. He received a BA degree from the University of Chicago, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

"Joseph has a track record of breakthrough thinking and action," said Global Impact President and CEO Renee S. Acosta, "and we are very excited to have him join the executive team. He brings to the position a wealth of insight and hands-on experience delivering results that support the long term goals and strategies that are critical for furthering Global Impact's mission of assuring help for the world’s most vulnerable people."

About Global Impact

Global Impact is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the world's most vulnerable people. Established in 1956, it is the national leader in raising awareness and funds for humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, CARE and Save the Children that provide help to people in need in virtually every developing country. Through programs such as disaster relief, education, health training and economic programs, Global Impact funded charities promote self-sufficiency, strengthen communities and offer hope.

Since its inception, Global Impact has raised $1 billion to help others. The organization raises funds directly through workplace giving programs and online donations, and partners with corporations to organize their financial support in response to global humanitarian crises. Global Impact also manages donor advised funds for 23 corporate clients and the two largest workplace giving campaigns in the world: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) in Washington, DC, and the Combined Federal Campaign–Overseas (CFC–O) for all overseas commands of the U.S. Department of Defense.

For more information, please contact:

Janet Cave Global Impact
Phone: 800-836-4620
Phone 2: 703.717.5200

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