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Veteran fundraising executive Trina Ramsey, who’s been skillfully serving the Center for Public Integrity in various capacities since early 2016, has been named the organization’s chief development officer.

“Trina’s an excellent choice to lead us into the next phase of the Center’s strategic development,” said CEO John Dunbar. “She’s an outstanding fundraiser with an excellent sense of the big picture going forward. We’re in good hands.”

Ramsey had been serving as interim chief development officer since the departure in late January of Deborah Dubois, who became president of the Open Doors Foundation. Ramsey joined the Center in 2016 as Director of Annual Giving, and in that position led the Center’s strategy for attracting, retaining and upgrading individual and major donors with great success.

Ramsey said she is proud to work with an “amazing team of talented, award-winning journalists who truly care about our democracy and who strive to get the truth out.”

“It’s important, honorable work – now more than ever. I am honored to be selected for this position, and thrilled to take on this new post and help position us for our next 30 years and beyond,” she continued. “I’m continually blown away by how our stories impact the world.”

Ramsey, 51, has spent more than 20 years in nonprofit fundraising and management. Just prior to coming aboard at the Center, she served as director of major gifts for Common Cause. Ramsey has also done fundraising for the League of Women Voters, BoardSource, Bread for the World and Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

Ramsey began her career as a marketing representative for IBM after earning a B.S. in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.


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