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Global Impact Appoints Victoria Adams to Lead the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas

Non-Governmental Organization Veteran Joins Global Impact’s Senior Management Team as Executive Director of the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O)

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources & Diversity1

Posted: Aug 16, 2010 – 01:13 PM EST


Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world's most vulnerable people, recently appointed Victoria Adams as Executive Director of the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O). With sixteen years of domestic and international non-governmental organization experience, Victoria will lead Global Impact's management of the CFC-O, one of the most successful charitable workplace giving campaigns in the world.

"As Global Impact kicks-off the 15th campaign season as manager of the CFC-O, we are pleased to have a leader who brings such strong international, military and program management experience to this vital workplace giving initiative," said Renée S. Acosta, President & CEO, Global Impact. "Working closely with the five U.S. Department of Defense combatant commands, Victoria is poised to leverage years of strategic planning and execution to lead all aspects of this campaign."

As Executive Director of the CFC-O, Victoria will oversee an initiative with a long-standing tradition of selfless giving. In 2009, nearly 95,000 CFC-O donors pledged more than $15.6 million to support about 2,300 charities serving millions of people in need around the world.

Prior to joining Global Impact, Victoria spent the past 11 years at ChildFund International in a variety of positions. Most recently, she managed the development and implementation of new strategic program initiatives in 34 developing countries. She also served as U.S. Program Director, providing leadership and guidance to CCF U.S. Area Program Offices and 22 project sites throughout the United States.

Victoria established extensive military experience during her 11 year tenure with the American Red Cross. In addition to mobilizing with the military during emergencies, she served as liaison between local chapters and national military sites, ensuring availability of training and development opportunities. She also managed programs in Military Social Services (M/SS), overseeing the lead unit of M/SS for the states of Maryland and Delaware and providing technical guidance and support.

Additional professional engagements include serving as a training specialist and membership development director for the Girl Scouts of America, where she recruited, trained, monitored and evaluated a team of more than 100 volunteer trainers who facilitated over 250 courses a year. Victoria also was a training instructor for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Victoria holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Black Hills States University and a master's degree in business administration from Strayer University.

About the CFC and CFC-O
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The mission of the CFC is to support and to promote philanthropy through a voluntary program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

Dedicated uniformed and civilian personnel demonstrate their generosity each and every day with service to our country and by joining together to help people and communities in need through the Department of Defense Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O). The CFC-O is one of the most successful charitable workplace giving campaigns in the world. The five combatant commands raised more than $15.6 million in 2009 to reach out with life-saving and life-enriching services benefiting millions of people. For more information, visit

About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to address critical needs throughout the world. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.2 billion for thousands of charitable organizations to assure help for people and communities in need. In addition to supporting international relief and development programs, Global Impact strategically manages two of the world's largest workplace giving programs: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Global Impact is proud to hold the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Wendy Beach Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 703-717-5222

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