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AmeriCares Appoints Carolyn O’Brien as Senior Vice President, Development

  • October 18, 2004

Stamford, CT, October 18 2004 – Carolyn O’Brien has been appointed senior vice president of development at AmeriCares, the nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid agency in Stamford, CT.

“I’m looking forward to supporting AmeriCares important humanitarian mission through the expansion of its development and fundraising capacities,” says O’Brien.

O’Brien joins AmeriCares with more than 16 years of development experience. Most recently, she was a principal in Philanthropy Partners LLC of Stamford, where she provided strategic management and fundraising consulting to nonprofit organizations throughout Fairfield County. Prior to that, Ms. O’Brien was a co-founder of the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, where she also served as the director of external relations for five years.

Ms. O’Brien began her career in development at Princeton University, where she was an associate director for leadership gifts. She is a graduate of Smith College and holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Ms. O’Brien has served on a number of nonprofit boards in Fairfield County and has been a guest instructor for the University of Connecticut’s College of Continuing Studies.


AmeriCares is a nonprofit humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization that supports long-term medical assistance programs and provides emergency relief in the U.S. and around the world. In the U.S., AmeriCares provides basic medical services for the uninsured, refurbishes the homes of the physically and financially disadvantaged and gives a summer camping experience to inner-city children affected by HIV/AIDS. Since it was established in 1982, AmeriCares has distributed more than $4 billion in humanitarian aid to 137 countries. For more information, visit AmeriCares web site at or call 1-800-486-HELP.