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CRDF Global Appoints Dr. Susan Raymond to its Board of Directors

The Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF Global) has named Changing Our World's Executive Vice President for Research, Evaluation, and Strategic Planning, Dr. Susan Raymond, to its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2012.  

Established by Congress through the National Science Foundation (NSF), CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes peace and prosperity through international science collaboration.  Funded by the U.S. Department of State, private foundations and corporations, CRDF Global fosters cooperative research and development opportunities, enabling scientists and engineers to address critical societal needs - from health and the environment, to security and education.  CRDF Global is based in Arlington, Virginia with offices in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Jordan.

“I am honored to join the CRDF Global Board.  The role of science in forging a closer world and shared prosperity continues to increase.  Science brings seemingly unending opportunities for progress, both in terms of the global economy and constant improvement in the understanding of how to successfully overcome social challenges.  Strengthening the capacity for civilian research and development is a critical priority, and I am excited to be a part of the effort.” Dr. Raymond says of her appointment.

Subra Suresh, Director of NSF remarks, "I am particularly pleased (Susan) has agreed to join the CRDF Global's Board of Directors because of her many research accomplishments, international experience, and expertise in private philanthropy.  It is a sign of CRDF Global's vigor, and its even greater promise."

Dr. Raymond's term with CRDF Global extends to December 31, 2015.  

About Chaning Our World, Inc.

Changing Our World is an international fundraising and philanthropy consulting firm.  Changing Our World develops and executes effective strategies for its clients based on an understanding of their unique challenges and opportunities; the expectations of donors, consumers, and stakeholders; and the dynamics of the marketplace.  Headquartered in New York, Changing Our World also has offices in London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Boston.  As a member of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), the world’s largest and most diversified communications company, Changing Our World has access to the best communications, public relations, and branding expertise available to assist our clients in taking their fundraising and philanthropic initiatives successfully into broader public realms. As such, they are the only firm of their kind that is part of a Fortune 200 company.

Susan Raymond

Susan Raymond, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President of Changing Our World, Inc.  Dr. Raymond is responsible for conducting business operating environment research for both nonprofits and foundations, as well as developing business plans and program evaluations for new and existing institutions. 

Her most recent book, Nonprofit Finance for Hard Times: Leadership Strategies when Economies Falter, was published by Wiley and Sons in December 2009.  She is a former World Bank lending officer and Director of Strategic Planning at the New York Academy of Sciences.  She is widely published on philanthropy and speaks nationally and globally on issues of philanthropic innovation and the relationship between philanthropy, economics, and civil society. 

Dr. Raymond holds her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in economics, public health, and political science.

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