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.