Habitat for Humanity International names Kymberly Wolff new senior vice president of Development

ATLANTA (Dec. 2, 2011) — Habitat for Humanity International is pleased to announce that Kymberly Wolff will join the organization as senior vice president of Development, effective Jan. 3.

Wolff brings 25 years of leadership and management experience in fundraising for a variety of organizations including international nongovernmental organizations, national associations, multinational corporations, foundations, universities and cultural organizations.

“Kymberly is an accomplished executive in the national and global nonprofit sector,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are extremely pleased to have her share her skills and energy with Habitat, and we look forward to the leadership she will bring to our Development division.”

In her role at Habitat, Wolff will be responsible for fundraising, including planning; cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; direct marketing; planned giving; major gifts; corporate programs; and global campaigns. She also will be a member of Habitat’s senior management team, helping to guide the overall work of the organization.

“I am inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm of Habitat volunteers and staff who contribute so readily to their local, national, and global communities,” said Wolff. “Philanthropy and volunteerism are essential to support the work that changes the lives of individuals, strengthens families, and lifts entire communities. This is a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to advance the strategic vision of the organization, and to serve those in need of a decent, safe and affordable place to call home.”

Before joining Habitat, Wolff was the senior vice president of resource development at CARE, based in Atlanta. She also previously served as chief development officer for Reading is Fundamental Inc. and as director of development for the Georgia Institute of Technology, among other positions held. In the private sector, she was a corporate adviser for The Compass Group, an international consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.; a senior vice president with Ketchum, a fundraising consulting firm, in Dallas, Texas; and a vice president with The Mercury Group, an Alexandria, Va.-based public relations company.

Wolff earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Michigan State University and has done extensive postgraduate training in various areas of leadership and organizational development.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.