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WESTPORT, Conn. (May 29, 2013) — Save the Children announced today the appointment of Robert Thompson as vice president, resource development, effective June 17.
In this position, Thompson will oversee all private fundraising efforts for the global humanitarian agency, headquartered in Westport, Conn. He will lead a team of more than 100 to build a diverse and strong mix of funding sources, including corporate and foundation partners and major individual gifts, to help Save the Children better fulfill its mission of creating lasting change for children. He will also serve as a member of the senior leadership team for the organization.
Thompson comes to Save the Children with more than 30 years of fundraising experience, most recently as senior vice president, development, for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in New York City. Prior to that, Thompson held senior development positions at Columbia University Medical Center and the Institute for Cancer Prevention.
"Robert has an impressive record of high-net-worth individual stewardship and board cultivation," said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. "I am confident he has the expertise to help us meet our ambitious goals for children and take this organization to the next level of excellence."
Thompson is a graduate of Wake Forest University. He and his family live in Summit, N.J.
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