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Philabundance Appoints New Chief Development Officer/ Senior Vice President of Philanthropy

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Philadelphia, PA, July 18, 2016 – Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, is pleased to announce Caryn Rubinstein as its new Chief Development Officer/ Senior Vice President of Philanthropy (CDO/SVP), after having previously served as Director of Development since January 2014. Caryn began her new position on July 1.

As CDO for Philabundance, Caryn is responsible for implementing the philanthropic pillar of the organization’s strategic plan and developing and executing an annual departmental plan with a fundraising goal of $11 million.

In this new role, Caryn will oversee the fundraising, communications and volunteer teams – a staff of 15 – who are collectively responsible for corporate partnerships, major gifts, marketing and our 15,000 annual volunteers. Caryn will also develop and implement both short and long-term strategies to cultivate current or potential major donors, while supporting the work of the Board’s Development Committee.

“I am both honored and excited to serve as the new CDO for Philabundance, an organization that serves 90,000 hungry people in our area each week. I believe that my nonprofit experience will help Philabundance fulfill its mission of driving hunger from our communities today and ending hunger forever.”

Prior to working at Philabundance, Caryn spent more than 20 years working at several of the region’s largest non-profits, including the Philadelphia Zoo, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and WHYY. Her previous experience includes managing large membership and annual fund programs, as well as focusing on business and development processes.

Glenn Bergman, Philabundance Executive Director said, “We are delighted to have Caryn step into this important role, especially when the need in our area is greater than ever. In this region, the number of people facing hunger is almost twice that of the rest of the country; here 1 in 4 people face hunger while nationally, the average is 1 in 7.”

A graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics, Caryn has significant experience in strategic planning, development, fundraising, direct mail and leadership. She currently resides in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

For more information about Caryn, to request an interview with her or to learn more about Philabundance, contact Amanda White, PR Coordinator at Philabundance, at awhite@philabundance.org or 215-339-0900 x 1501.

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About Philabundance
Philabundance seeks to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever. It serves approximately 90,000 people per week, a third of whom are children and 15% of whom are seniors. In 2015, Philabundance distributed approximately 30 million pounds of food through its own neighborhood distribution programs and through a network of approximately 350 member agencies in 9 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information about Philabundance, visit philabundance.org or call 215-339-0900.

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