Feeding America (formerly named America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, has named Terry Richey as its new Chief Development Officer. Richey leaves his post of seven years at the Nature Conservancy where he held the position of Chief Marketing, Membership and Philanthropy Officer.
Richey will be responsible for organizational fundraising for Feeding America's national office. Additionally, Richey will steward the research and collaborative implementation of new fundraising strategies to strengthen capacity within its member food banks around the country. The Feeding America network is comprised of more than 200 food banks around the country that, in turn, provide support to 63,000 agencies. In all, more than 25 million people are fed annually through the cooperative work of the entire network.
"Terry will be instrumental in raising new funds to meet the increasing demand for emergency food assistance across the United States," said Vicki Escarra, President and Chief Executive Officer of Feeding America."In today's fundraising world, organizations set themselves apart by the caliber of their fundraising staff. Terry's addition to our staff speaks volumes in the philanthropic community and positions us amazingly well for positive fund development."
During his time at the Conservancy, Richey built consensus for and drove the design of the Conservancy's first integrated fundraising effort between all of its chapters, the Campaign for a Sustainable Planet. This $4 billion campaign was designed to fuel the Conservancy's global expansion over the next decade. Richey leaves the Conservancy having overseen the largest fundraising year in its history with more than $500 million in donations.
Prior to joining the Conservancy, Richey headed his own consulting firm where he built business growth strategies for global corporations including Earthgrains, General Mills, Hallmark, Kraft, SaraLee and Sprint. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism.
Richey will begin with Feeding America on Monday, October 6, 2008.
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