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Three New Charities Join Global Impact Fundraising Network

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Green Jobs & Career News, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 11, 2009 – 10:00 AM EST


EngenderHealth, Episcopal Relief & Development and International Medical Corps Selected for Membership

Feb. 11 /CSRwire/ - ALEXANDRIA, VA. - February 11, 2009 - Global Impact, one of the most successful and trusted names in international philanthropy, announced today that it has selected three charitable organizations, EngenderHealth, Episcopal Relief & Development and International Medical Corps, to join its network of premier U.S.-based international charities.

"We are pleased to welcome and to extend our funding to these additional charities," said Renee S. Acosta, president and CEO of Global Impact." "Each of these organizations is outstanding in the field of international relief and development, and their work enhances and complements the programs and services offered by our other 52 member charities. Their commitment to delivering results to people in need and their commitment to ethical and transparent operating principles make them natural partners for Global Impact."

About the New Members

For 65 years and in more than 25 countries around the world, EngenderHealth has helped empower people to make informed choices about contraception, train health providers to make motherhood safer, promote gender equity, enhance the quality of HIV and AIDS services, and advocate for positive policy change. "We are thrilled to join Global Impact,"said Ana Langer, M.D., president of EngenderHealth. "This vital partnership will support our efforts to improve the quality of sexual and reproductive health care, ensure rights and bring lasting change to the world's poorest communities."

Episcopal Relief & Development
is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. Episcopal Relief & Development helps people overcome poverty by offering long-term solutions that combat hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria. The organization also provides emergency assistance in times of crisis and rebuilds after disasters. "Global Impact membership is widely respected," said Dr. Robert W. Radtke, Episcopal Relief & Development's president. "It is a tremendous honor for Episcopal Relief & Development to join a network of humanitarian agencies respected for programmatic effectiveness and financial management."

International Medical Corps
trains local health providers and establishes quality, sustainable health care systems in low-income regions of the world impacted by violent conflict, natural disasters and a high disease burden. Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps remarked, "Our partnership with Global Impact, a national leader in raising awareness for humanitarian needs worldwide, will increase our ability to deliver life-saving medical services and training to the world's most vulnerable communities." Since 1984, International Medical Corps and its local partners have delivered essential health care and health-related services with special emphasis on emergency response, maternal and child health, water, sanitation and hygiene, and mental health, to vulnerable populations in over 50 countries.

About Global Impact

Global Impact is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the poorest people on Earth. Established in 1956, Global Impact raises funds to support the programs of its 55 member charities, including Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, CARE and Save the Children, and thousands of other local, national and international charities. Through Global Impact's efforts, these organizations assist people in need in virtually every developing country with programs providing disaster relief, education, health care, job skills training, economic programs and much more.

Since its inception, Global Impact has generated more than $1 billion for charitable organizations. 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 21 corporate clients and manages 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. The two campaigns raised a combined $76 million dollars in 2007.

For more information, please contact:

Janet Cave Global Impact
Phone: 800-836-4620


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