Forbes Names DRi One of the Best Executive Search Firms in the U.S. for 6th Consecutive Year

Learn More Waterstone Human Capital

Introducing Kristen Palumbo as Carnegie Science’s Senior Manager of Foundation Relations

DRi is pleased to announce the placement of Kristen Palumbo as Carnegie Science’s Senior Manager of Foundation Relations.

Established with Andrew Carnegie’s substantial $1 billion endowment, the Carnegie Institution for Science has long been at the forefront of scientific discovery. Free from external funding’s pressures or interests, Carnegie scientists are able to pursue their own initiatives and discoveries.

Even Andrew Carnegie himself could not have imagined the extent of his institution’s discovery in its over-100 year existence. Today, Carnegie scientists are leaders in the fields of astronomy, Earth and planetary sciences, genetics and developmental biology, global ecology, materials science, and plant biology. The institution’s scientific potential will soon outpace and outgrow Carnegie’s endowment. Under the direction of President Matthew P. Scott, the institution resolved to create a best-in-class fundraising program that would match and sustain its world-class research.

A strong base of foundation support is critical for any private fundraising program. DRidentified Kristen as an ideal candidate who could unlock the potential of foundations as Carnegie Science’s Senior Manager of Foundation Relations. She spent the previous 4 years at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, building relationships with both foundations and corporations. In this capacity, she worked closely with researchers and professors to communicate their needs and priorities, and this invaluable experience would be needed as she works with the trailblazing scientists at the Carnegie Institute. Her experience authoring highly technical proposals, involving chemical and biomolecular engineering, energy, and cybersecurity, will be critical as she recruits support for the work of Carnegie scientists. Kristen received her B.A. in Sociology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her M.S. in Landscape/Sustainable Design from The George Washington University.

DRwas pleased to partner with the Carnegie Institution for Science and wishes Kristen and all their new development officers the best of luck in their scientific endeavors.

object(WP_Post)#2881 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1542) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-08-10 12:08:45" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-08-10 12:08:45" ["post_content"]=> string(2310) "DRteamed up with Episcopal Relief & Development to find Betsy Deisroth as their next Vice President of Advancement. Betsy's prior work and knowledge made her a natural fit for the ER&D VP of Advancement position. Episcopal Relief & Development has served as the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering around the world for over 75 years. Having its origins in assisting refugees fleeing Europe during World War II, ER&D today has a global impact in both providing relief during times of disaster and building up sustainable, flourishing communities. Its core missions involve alleviating hunger, responding to disasters, promoting health, and creating economic opportunities for all. The next ER&D VP of Advancement, who would routinely work with senior leadership and high-level board members, would have to be a confident and organized operations manager. DRidentified Betsy as a capable and enthusiastic fundraising leader who would quickly embrace both the scope of the work and the faith-based environment of ER&D. Betsy was no stranger to international assistance and development. She had previously served as the Vice President of Advancement for The Hunger Project, a New York City based nonprofit dedicated to alleviating world hunger and poverty though sustainable, community based solutions; several of ER&D's key values and missions. This was just one segment of Betsy's 30 plus years of development and fundraising experience. She had previously helped lead a $200 million campaign at the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker service organization, and she was most recently a fundraising consultant and executive coach, training the next generation of leaders and fundraisers. Betsy earned her Bachelor's Degree from Skidmore College in NY, graduating with Departmental Honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. It was a pleasure to work with both Episcopal Relief & Development and Betsy, and DRiWaterstone looks forward to hearing of their global impact and international success stories." ["post_title"]=> string(60) "Congratulations to ER&D VP of Advancement Betsy Deisroth" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(49) "congratulations-erd-vp-advancement-betsy-deisroth" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2017-08-10 12:08:45" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-08-10 12:08:45" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(42) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }