DRi is pleased to announce the placement of Meredith Weiss as the next Director of Development Operations at World Food Program USA. As WFP USA Director of Development Operations, she will play a key role in the near future as the organization makes a dedicated effort to increase it revenue goals to bolster an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world.
World Food Program USA supports the work of the World Food Programme and its global mission to alleviate hunger. One out of nine people in the world suffer from global hunger, and food insecurity’s destabilizing effects can multiply human suffering exponentially. To combat this, the World Food Programme provides about 80 million people located in 80 countries around the world with food and nutritional assistance every year. A mission with such a large global reach requires robust support. Contributing $20 million annually, WFP USA has played a critical role in the effort to alleviate global hunger. It possesses a diverse foundation of support, and utilizes individual giving, corporate giving, and special events. Additionally, it has utilized partnerships with businesses, the U.S. government, and ordinary Americans. WFP USA’s Director of Development Operations would need to coordinate multiple different aspects of fundraising to implement a single, cohesive development program.
It was clear that Meredith had the eye for detail and coordination that a WFP USA Director of Development Operations would need. She was previously the Director of Development Operations for The ALS Association, where she planned and implement the organization’s fundraising program that supported a $40 million annual operating budget. Working across multiple departments, her initiative and foresight increased revenue and reduced costs. Her commitment to address global suffering was clear, as Meredith served as a Disaster Fundraising Associate for the American Red Cross. Dedicated and innovative, DRi knew that Meredith’s skills would fit WFP USA and the position perfectly.
Congratulations to both Meredith and World Food Program USA.