PRESS RELEASE: Hilton Prize Coalition Announces 2017 Executive Committee

Leaders of  Some of the World’s Most Prestigious Humanitarian Organizations Drive Collaboration in the NGO Sector

WASHINGTON, April 2017 – The Hilton Prize Coalition, an independent alliance of the 21 winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, announced the confirmation of eight members to serve on its 2017 Executive Committee. This body is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the overall direction of the Hilton Prize Coalition, which was created to facilitate the ability of Laureate organizations to work together globally to advance their unique missions and achieve collective impact in humanitarian assistance, human rights, development, education and health.

The Executive Committee members are: Laurie Adams, President, Women for Women International; Suzanne Bowles, Tostan; Kate Bunting, CEO, HelpAge USA; Lynn Croneberger, CEO, SOS Children’s Villages USA; Steve Davis, President and CEO, PATH; Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO, Heifer International; Kathy Magee, Co-Founder and President, Operation Smile; and Jeff Meer, Executive Director, Humanity & lnclusion, US. (*Ms. Bowles will serve as an interim member of the Executive Committee during the time that Tostan transitions to a new Executive Director.) Scott Jackson, CEO of Global Impactalso serves in an ex-officio capacity as a representative from the Coalition’s Secretariat.

Said Ann Canela, Vice President of Global Impact, “Through their engagements with the Hilton Prize Coalition programs and initiatives, these organizations demonstrate a commitment to leveraging their organizational capacities and global reach towards achieving greater collective impact.” She adds, “These executives bring years of experience to the table that extend beyond their current leadership roles, and the Coalition as a whole benefits from the breadth of their knowledge. As the Coalition continues to grow and develop, we envision creating more opportunities to convene these CEOs and combine their expertise to innovate more collaborations that will serve the communities more effectively.”

About the Hilton Prize Coalition
The Hilton Prize Coalition is an independent alliance of the 21 winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together globally to advance their unique missions and achieve collective impact in humanitarian assistance, human rights, development, education and health worldwide. The Coalition seeks to leverage the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to better achieve their respective missions, to contribute experience and insight to the field through innovation, and to establish and document best practices and thought leadership to be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. The Coalition operates three Signature Programs:  The Collaborative Models Program, The Fellows Program, and The Storytelling Program. Governed by a Board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations, the Coalition is led by the Executive Committee and Global Impact as its Secretariat. The Coalition receives generous support for operations from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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