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ChildFund Names Stirling as Executive Vice President

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Contact: Cynthia Price, 804-756-2722

Richmond, Va. – June 10, 2011 – ChildFund International announces the appointment of Steve Stirling to the position of executive vice president, administration. In that role he will lead and support the integration of all headquarter functional areas – marketing and fundraising, communications, finance, information technology, legal and people and culture.

“I am excited to announce Steve’s appointment because he brings a breadth and depth of experience with large, international non-profit organizations, as well as a wide range of experience in the corporate sector,” said ChildFund CEO and President Anne Lynam Goddard.

Stirling joins ChildFund with almost 30 years of experience in both non-profit and for-profit organizations where he led fully cross-functional teams. He comes to ChildFund from Heifer International where he was the executive vice president of Marketing & Resource Development. He also served as the executive sponsor of a significant IT project, leveraging the Blackbaud CRM system and moving to an open source Web platform.

He has additional experience with World Vision, CHILDHELP, Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Conagra Foods and Ameritrade.

Stirling is passionate about ChildFund’s mission and values. He lived in an orphanage for six years in Korea and was himself a sponsored child. “I believe in the power of a dream, and it will be an honor and privilege to work side by side with the ChildFund team to enable even more children and young adults to unleash the value of the human spirit and their dreams.”

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ChildFund International is a global child development and protection agency serving more than 15.2 million children and their family members in 31 countries. For more than 70 years, we have helped the world’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change. As a member of ChildFund Alliance we create supportive environments in which children can flourish. To sponsor a child in need, visit the ChildFund website.