Welcome Cohort Four! HelpAge USA Fellow, Mary Dimitrov

The Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program seeks to develop a robust pipeline of leaders who possess not only subject matter skills and expertise, but also the soft leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace, and who understand and value the importance of collaboration for humanitarian and development organizations to increase effectiveness throughout the sector.

This summer the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows. Mary Dimitrov is one such Fellow joining Coalition member HelpAge USA, an organization that wants everyone who reaches old age to have a healthy, safe, and secure life.

Read on to meet Mary and learn how she will plug into HelpAge USA in order to grow as a future humanitarian leader over the course of her fellowship.

What will your role be at HelpAge USA?

This fellowship focuses on content development, research, and digital marketing. My responsibilities include developing content for emails, HelpAge USA’s website, and social media platforms. I assist in writing thought leadership pieces, briefs, and various communications assets. I also am researching into various thematic areas of HelpAge’s work, such as gender, social protection, humanitarian action, global health, and human rights.

What about HelpAge USA’s mission appeals to you?

Older people have been some of the most influential people in my life and other influential people in my life are destined to become old too. Creating a world where people can live dignified lives regardless of their age appeals to me because I know there is value in every age — especially old age.

You are a part of the next generation of humanitarian leaders. How do you plan to leave a mark at HelpAge USA?

I want to make HelpAge USA’s mission more public and accessible. The work that HelpAge USA does is so interesting; I want to present it in a format that is interesting as well. And, by doing this I want to draw attention to HelpAge and its mission.

About the Hilton Prize Coalition

The  Hilton Prize Coalition  is an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. Through three signature programs—the  Fellows Program, the  Collaborative Models Program  and the  Storytelling Program—the Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat,  Global Impact.

To learn more about the Hilton Prize Coalition, visit  prizecoalition.charity.org, or contact  prizecoalition@charity.org. Follow  the Hilton Prize Coalition on  Twitter and  LinkedIn, and “Like” us on Facebook.

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