Press Release – (New York, NY) Fundraising and marketing strategist and social justice advocate Catherine Carpentieri has joined FPWA (formerly Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies) as its new Chief of Development and Communications. Carpentieri comes to FPWA with over twenty-five years of experience in nonprofit development and communications and a professional career that has encompassed both international and domestic issues.
Before joining FPWA, Carpentieri served as the Director of Development and Communications for University Settlement, The Door and Broome Street Academy, a family of affiliated service and social justice organizations touching the lives of 40,000 New Yorkers each year. In this role, she directed all aspects of fundraising and communications, including the management of high-profile VIP visits. Carpentieri also worked for 14 years within the international human rights movement as Deputy Executive Director for Development at Amnesty International USA, and subsequently as Director of Development and Marketing at Human Rights First. Her tenure emphasized implementing new directions in fundraising, donor communications and marketing; special fundraising campaigns to build program capacity; and deploying new technologies for fundraising and constituency building.
“I am honored to join FPWA, an organization whose smart work I greatly admire,” said Carpentieri. “Now more than ever, it is incumbent on all of us to protect hard won human rights and ensure that all people have the opportunity to thrive. FPWA is at the forefront of these efforts. I look forward to bringing their vital work forward and inviting the investment of all who are passionate about equality and justice.”
“We are thrilled to have Catherine join the team here at FPWA,” said FPWA CEO and Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin. “Catherine has dedicated her career to securing social justice and equal opportunity for all people, which is at the core of FPWA’s mission and commitment to advancing upward mobility. As a key member of the senior leadership team, Catherine will play a vital role in enhancing FPWA’s visibility through strategic development and management, and aligning strategic communications and fundraising.”
Catherine holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Hofstra University. She lives on Long Island, New York with her husband, Mark, and their three children.
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