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Congratulations to Operation Smile’s Northeast Director of Development

DRi is pleased to announce the placement of Noelle Deihl-Harteveld as Operation Smile’s Northeast Director of Development.

DRhas worked with Operation Smile on numerous occasions to help develop their regional fundraising programs. An organization with a cause and scope of Operation Smile makes a robust regional fundraising program essential. Operation Smile works around the globe to repair children’s cleft lips and cleft palates. Every 3 minutes, a child is born with one of these conditions, which can lead to malnourishment, speech impediments, and social ostracism. Operation Smile seeks to address this, and has delivered more than 240,000 free surgeries to children and young adults. All Operation Smile missions include training and education for local medical professionals, creating a truly self-sustaining model that seeks to ensure that no child cannot have access to surgery.

Operation Smile’s Northeast Director of Development would be responsible for organizing and energizing a base in one of the nation’s largest donor markets in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and the surrounding states. Someone who is as passionate as Operation Smile and is as organized as its global missions would be required maximize its impact. Noelle emerged as the ideal candidate whose expertise in fundraising, identification with health missions, and knowledge of the area would be a perfect fit for Operation Smile. Possessing over 2 decades of major gift fundraising in the tri-state area, she additionally previously served in 4 Director-level roles with various organizations. During her tenure in her previous position as a major gifts officer at the Foundation for the Morristown Medical Center, the size of the major gift program tripled, and this growth is exactly the sort that was needed for building Operation Smile’s Northeast regional program. Noelle received her B.S. from Syracuse University.

DRwas honored to partner with an organization with such a noble mission, and we wish Noelle and Operation Smile the best in their worldwide efforts.

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