FINCA International, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit and pioneer of microfinance services and social enterprise, is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Zakrewsky as Chief Development Officer. Ms. Zakrewsky will be responsible for leading FINCA's fundraising and marketing efforts for private and public donors.
FINCA serves low-income entrepreneurs in 21 countries with financial services and life-improving social good products. FINCA's newest program aims to build sustainable enterprises and distribution models for socially impactful products or services, like solar lamps and clean energy cookstoves, that save people time and money, promote health, and expand their opportunities to participate in the local economy.
Ms. Zakrewsky has over 25 years of experience in helping nonprofit organizations achieve impressive rates of growth, especially through major gifts, grants, collaborative partnerships and digital marketing. She has led international fundraising and marketing teams at Women for Women International and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. She has also served as a Vice President at the American Red Cross and has provided fundraising consulting services to other international organizations. Ms. Zakrewsky received her Bachelor's Degree from Bucknell Universityand her Master's Degree in Strategic Communications from American University.
"FINCA has been a leading voice on microfinance and has worked to advance the financial inclusion of underserved communities in developing countries. We are delighted to have Colleen join FINCA as her leadership and diverse expertise in fundraising will complement FINCA's next phase of growth in reaching the bottom of the pyramid with critical, life-improving services and products," said Rupert Scofield, President of FINCA International.
Ms. Zakrewsky said: "I am proud to be joining FINCA, who has over 30 years of experience of providing innovative services to low-income communities around the world. I look forward to strengthening its mission by bridging the donor and impact investment world in support of FINCA's work."
FINCA International's mission is to alleviate poverty through lasting solutions that help people build assets, create jobs and raise their standard of living. For more information, please visit www.FINCA.org or follow us at http://twitter.com/finca.