WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) today announced that Jennifer Choi, program officer at Robert R. McCormick Foundation, will be joining NCRP as its vice president and chief content officer, a newly-created position.
Choi will oversee the creation and distribution of NCRP's content, which, for more than 40 years, has helped push foundations to be more accountable, transparent and responsive to the needs of underserved communities. Under a new strategic framework, NCRP will provide social justice movements and their current and potential funders with useful resources that will help increase impact and win important campaigns. It will also expand its programming to encourage wealthy donors to give in ways that promote equity and justice.
"I am thrilled that Jenny will be joining NCRP," said Aaron Dorfman, president and CEO of NCRP. "Her passion for justice, her experience promoting racial equity and her commitment to ensuring philanthropy benefits the most vulnerable in our society will all be tremendous assets for our team."
"NCRP is a beacon for all of us who believe in the power of bringing together our best collective selves, and that by being brave, kind and generous advocates for each other, we can work towards a shared vision of healthier and stronger communities," said Choi. "I'm humbled by NCRP's legacy and look forward to amplifying this work in these critical times."
Choi will begin working for NCRP on March 15, after wrapping up her current work on Robert R. McCormick Foundation's journalism and democracy initiatives.
Prior to McCormick, Choi was director of institutional initiatives at Chicago Public Media and held various staff positions at a number of nonprofits including the Illinois College of Optometry, Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago and Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN). She serves on the boards of the Chicago chapter of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), the Illinois chapter of Common Cause and Chicago Women in Philanthropy.
Choi holds a M.A. in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University and a B.A. in English from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy amplifies the voice of nonprofits and the communities they serve in the philanthropic sector. Through research and advocacy, it works to ensure that grantmakers and donors contribute to the creation of a fair, just and equitable world.
This year, NCRP marks its 40th anniversary with a look at its accomplishments such as increasing transparency and accountability of foundations, helping progressive foundations deploy their resources effectively and defining exemplary philanthropy. For more information, visit www.ncrp.org.
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