IFAW welcomes Andrew C. Wilson as new VP of Philanthropy

Wednesday, 17 June, 2015
Yarmouth Port, MA

Andrew C. Wilson will join the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) starting on July, 1 as Vice President of Philanthropy. In this role, he will direct global giving across the organization, maintaining IFAW’s base of 1.9 million supporters worldwide and developing new strategies to secure IFAW’s fundraising success within the ever evolving global philanthropic landscape.

 “Andrew Wilson brings a wide range of talent to our organization including global fundraising expertise across all channels, solid business skills and strategic decision making,” said Azzedine Downes, IFAW’s President and CEO. “We are really happy to have him on the team and look forward to collaborating together on our mission to rescue and protect animals around the world.”

Wilson joins IFAW following a seven year term working with Conservation International. He first served as the Vice President of Corporate Relations at their Center for Environmental Leadership in Business and then took on the role of Vice President for Development where he managed Foundation Relations, International Development, Annual/Online Giving and the organization's advisory councils. His past roles include Regional Vice President of the Eurasia Foundation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and a successful entrepreneurship in the Russian Far East, where he started and managed five companies. He holds a BA in Political Economy from Princeton University and an Executive MBA from Georgetown University.  

He has an extensive international background and has many interesting stories to tell including racing cars on the ice in Moscow, playing point guard on a semi-pro basketball team, serving as the captain of the fencing team and playing first violin at Princeton University. Wilson lives in Falls Church, VA with his wife and two children and will be based in IFAW’s office in Washington, D.C.

About IFAW

Founded in 1969, IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats. For more information, visit www.ifaw.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Photos are available at www.ifawimages.com

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