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DRi Announces Concern Worldwide U.S.’s Chief Advancement Officer

Development Resources Inc. (DRiWaterstone) is delighted to announce the placement of Peggy O’Neill as Chief Advancement Officer at Concern Worldwide U.S.

Peggy’s placement is the culmination of a multi-faceted partnership between DRiWaterstone and Concern U.S.’s new Chief Executive Officer Colleen Kelly. DRiWaterstone joined Kelly to help her accomplish one of her first strategic goals as CEO: to re-energize and ambitiously re-imagine a comprehensive fundraising program for the Ireland-headquartered international development organization, to coincide with its 50th anniversary in 2018. Based on an assessment that DRiWaterstone completed, we helped Kelly design a new staff structure for the development department, led the search for a leader with oversight responsibility for a newly integrated development and communications program, and coached the staff on ways to capitalize on Concern’s anniversary while we the search was underway.

In June 2018, Peggy O’Neill will become a partner to Kelly as the leader of the newly designed fundraising program. O’Neill has more than 20 years of experience leading large-scale fund development and communications programs for a variety of organizations that seek to empower people on a global scale.

In her most recent role as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for The Freedom Fund, O’Neill developed a comprehensive 18-month fundraising strategy to raise $10 million to address modern-day human slavery. In her previous role at Helen Keller International (HKI), O’Neill was responsible for the overall management and execution of a diversified fund development and communications strategy that matches the scope of Concern U.S.’s ambitions, with successful major giving, special events, direct mail, online fundraising/communications campaigns, media outreach, and planned giving.

We extend enthusiastic congratulations to Concern Worldwide U.S. and Peggy O’Neill. We look forward to seeing the success they achieve together.

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