Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, today announced Franklin Guerrero as its new Vice President of Development and Communications.
Mr. Guerrero, formerly a Senior Director of Development for Individual and Major Gifts at USA for UNHCR in Washington DC, has a background in professional fundraising, international development and nonprofit management. He has substantial expertise in leading global fundraising campaigns and cultivating successful partnerships with corporations, institutions, NGOs and advocacy groups.
“I’m delighted to welcome Frank to the Project HOPE family. His track record of innovative campaigns and impressive stewardship of donors will strengthen our efforts to expand HOPE’s reach to communities in need around the globe,” said Tom Kenyon, M.D., M.P.H., President and CEO of Project HOPE.
Mr. Guerrero’s fundraising work will focus on developing strategic partnerships and creating new opportunities to increase the reach of HOPE’s impact. Project HOPE aims to improve the health of vulnerable individuals, strengthen health systems and save lives. It also provides immediate response to disaster and long-term humanitarian assistance in areas of need, including donated medicines, equipment and medical volunteers.
Recently at USA for UNHCR, Mr. Guerrero was directly responsible for individual and major gifts that raised $17 million to ease the plight of refugees across the globe.
He also had a nine-year tenure in senior leadership positions at the Missouri-based NGO, Children International, including as Vice President of Development and Advancement, and led a $20 million major gifts campaign, advanced ethical fundraising within the organization and helped expand operations in Latin America.
“I am honored to join the Project HOPE family and support HOPE’s mission to improve the health of families and strengthen the ability of health systems to meet the needs of communities in the developing world,” said Mr. Guerrero.
A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. Guerrero holds a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Justice and Legal Systems from the University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico.
About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health crises, with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now conducts land-based medical training and health education programs in more than 30 countries across five continents. Follow us on Twitter at projecthopeorg.
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