Foundation Hires Local Program Specialist as New Program Officer

July 2016

The Crimsonbridge Foundation is pleased to announce that it has hired Caitlin Furey, a nonprofit program specialist, as its new program officer.

Ms. Furey comes to the Foundation from Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, where she spent four years working on programs that offer positive youth development for girls in elementary and middle school. As the organization’s program manager, Furey worked directly with dozens of schools throughout the county, to sustain existing programs, establish new programs, and ensure the inclusion of girls of all backgrounds. Furey’s experience also included the coordination of hundreds of volunteer team coaches at the organization’s various program sites. In addition, Furey herself served as a coach, leading and mentoring a team of 30 girls at a Title I elementary school–a highlight of her time with Girls on the Run.

Passionate about youth development and education, Furey credits a summer internship at Carpenter’s Shelter, an organization in Alexandria, Virginia that works with homeless adults and children, with sparking her passion for nonprofit work. “I saw the impact of the work and believe in the ability of nonprofit organizations to transform lives and strengthen communities,” said Furey.

As a program officer for the Crimsonbridge Foundation, Furey will help develop the foundation’s grantmaking programs in education, leadership development, and capacity building. “Caitlin’s knowledge of the region, understanding of Catholic schools, and experience building relationships between nonprofits, schools, and communities are a great fit for the foundation,” said Danielle M. Reyes, executive director of the Crimsonbridge Foundation.

A newcomer to philanthropy, Furey believes her experiences working with direct service nonprofits will help inform and guide the Foundation’s work. “I value the Foundation’s focus on education and am honored to join a team that works every day to affect real social change.”

Originally from Alexandria, VA, Furey attended high school at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC and received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame.