Private Philanthropy

THU, MAR 6, 2008 (1:22:23)

Debra Neuman and Kim Reimann discuss the impact non-governmental donations can have on global education and health initiatives. Debra Neuman is senior vice president of external relations for CARE, one of the world’s largest private international humanitarian organizations, with headquarters in Atlanta, GA and operations in 70 countries. In this position, Ms. Neuman leads CARE’s marketing, fundraising and communications departments, which encompass relationships with media, donors, corporate partnerships and the general public. Dr. Kim Reimann is an assistant professor at Georgia State University. Her research interests include non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international politics, Japanese politics and political economy, political economy and international relations of East Asia, transnational social movements, the nonprofit sector, and environmental politics.

+ BIO: Debra Neuman

Debra Neuman is a nationally recognized leader of external relations with a proven track record in expanding development efforts to win the hearts and minds of supporters. As vice chancellor of external relations and president of the UC San Diego Foundation, she serves as the senior advancement executive for the university with overall leadership of fund-raising and donor relations, alumni affairs, university communications and public affairs. Before joining UC San Diego, Neuman was senior vice president, external relations, at CARE USA, one of the worlds largest humanitarian organizations fighting global poverty. Based in CAREs Atlanta headquarters, she exceeded the organizations fund-raising targets each year; assembled a cohesive, dedicated team of professionals in eight locations; and built and stewarded a brand strategy and campaign to raise CAREs visibility in the U.S. Prior to CARE, Neuman enjoyed an extensive career at IBM Corporation, including vice president of communications for Global Services and IBM Americas, and senior director, corporate media relations. Neuman received her B.A. from Wesleyan University, and has studied in business programs at Cambridge and Columbia Universities.

+ BIO: Kim Reimann

Kim D. Reimann (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2001) is an assistant professor of political science at Georgia State University. Her research interests include NGOs and international politics, Japanese politics and political economy, political economy and international relations of East Asia, transnational social movements, the nonprofit sector, and environmental politics.

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