SAN ANTONIO – BCFS, a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations, has named Ashley Krimmel Vice President – Philanthropy. In this role, Krimmel will be the driver of several donor-based initiatives to support key philanthropic efforts throughout the agency. She’ll give special focus on connecting U.S.-based sponsors to children living in dire circumstances in Eastern Europe and Moldova through the system’s overseas entity, Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI).
Established in 1999, CERI has a mission of connecting children who are orphaned or separated from their families with safe, loving foster families. The agency believes in investing in indigenous foster care systems that care for children in their home communities and countries, offering care that spans beyond basic humanitarian assistance, with the goal of instilling resiliency, determination, and hope for the future in each child.
Support for intensive case management, medical care, counseling, foster family connections, job and life skills trainings and other CERI programs are supported entirely by sponsorships and philanthropic contributions. CERI is an ever-growing, global organization committed to meeting the needs of children and families in poverty around the world.
Joining BCFS more than 11 years ago, Krimmel most recently served as Assistant Vice President of Program Development and was the Director of Annual Fund Development and Marketing, expanding the system’s reach to those in need through government and private foundation grants and contracts.
“With her passion for our mission, zest for innovative new ways to communicate our story, and incredible institutional knowledge of our entire system, I know Ashley is going to bring more people from around the country to the table, ready to make a real difference in the lives of children and families in need,” stated Krista Piferrer, EVP – External Affairs.
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BCFS is a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations with locations and programs throughout the United States as well as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The organization is a national leader in medical sheltering and emergency management and response, providing critical emergency support services to federal, state and local governments. BCFS also provides residential services and emergency shelters for children who are abused or neglected; assisted living services and vocational training for adults with intellectual disabilities; mental health services for children and families, foster care and adoption services; medical services; early education; transitional living services for youth who are at-risk and those in the juvenile justice system; residential camping and retreats for children and families; and international humanitarian aid for children living in impoverished conditions in developing countries.