Newswise — ARLINGTON, VA—CRDF Global, an independent, nonprofit that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration, announced today that it has appointed Wendy Scott Keeney as Vice President, Development and Marketing. Keeney will play a vital role in strategic decision making at CRDF Global and will oversee the organization’s development, outreach and marketing and communications teams. She will report to CRDF Global President and CEO, Cathy Campbell. Keeney and her team are responsible for private and corporate fundraising, event management that includes CRDF Global’s Annual Awards Gala, marketing and communications, business development and client relationship management.
Previously, Keeney was Vice President for Institutional Advancement, The American University in Cairo, Egypt. Prior to that, she directed North American fundraising for the Queen Rania Education Initiatives; headed philanthropy efforts at the Scripps Research Institute; led the University of New Hampshire Foundation; and directed comprehensive major gift and personal solicitation programs for the University of Michigan.
At CRDF Global, Keeney’s responsibilities will include designing and implementing a strategy to expand and diversify the organization’s donor base by building individual and philanthropic support. She will also work closely with the CRDF Global Board of Directors to develop and execute plans.
“Wendy is a results-oriented leader and fundraiser with an impressive track record in strategic planning and communications,” said CRDF Global President and CEO, Cathy Campbell. “She has developed proven systems and processes, and has cultivated many individual and institutional donors. We are confident that Wendy’s skills and experience will lead to similar outstanding results for our development and marketing efforts,” said Campbell.
“CRDF Global makes a difference by empowering individuals and organizations to grow and experience repeatable positive change,” said Wendy Scott Keeney. “I’ve dedicated my career to making a difference through philanthropy, and believe deeply in CRDF Global’s mission. It’s a privilege to join in their efforts,” she said.
Keeney lived for thirteen years in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, respectively. She has a B.A. in Art History with a minor in Sciences from Wayne State University, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan. She participated in the Ph.D. program in Mesopotamian Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Chicago.
About CRDF Global CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1995 to promote international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources and training. CRDF Global has nearly 20 years of experience managing international research funding programs and supporting emerging science and technology infrastructure in more than 40 countries in Eurasia, the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.