WASHINGTON, DC (April 13, 2010) – Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, proudly announced today that Karen Davis is joining the Foundation as Senior Vice President of Development. In this role, Davis will be charged with overseeing all of the Foundation's fundraising and development efforts including corporate partnerships, individual giving and philanthropic support. Davis will be based at the National Park Foundation headquarters in Washington D.C., and will report to Mulholland.
"Karen's experience combined with her entrepreneurial spirit made her the right person at the right time for the National Park Foundation," said Mulholland. "From designing and implementing development campaigns for major, mission-driven institutions, to recently completing the $50 million campaign for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund in partnership with the National Park Service, Karen has proven to be a skilled and valued leader. We are excited to have her onboard as we prepare for the next century of philanthropic support for our national parks."
Davis joins the Foundation most recently from Changing Our World, Inc., where her portfolio as the senior managing director included designing and implementing strategic fundraising programs for not-for-profit clients. She has extensive background conducting feasibility studies, designing and executing fundraising plans including donor cultivation, stewardship programs, major gift and corporate partner programs.
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