Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Names Peter Wilderotter Vice President of Development

Published: June 13, 2005  |  Source: paralysis.org
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SPRINGFIELD, N.J., June 14 /U.S. Newswire/ — The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) has named Peter Wilderotter as Vice President of Development. Wilderotter will lead strategic national fundraising efforts for the Foundation.

As Vice President of Development, Wilderotter’s priority is to grow the Foundation’s national donor base through strategic partnerships and alliances with both corporate and individual donors. He will also provide senior counsel to the Foundation’s Board of Directors on issues including marketing initiatives and volunteer relations.

“In this time of transition following Chris’ passing, we are striving to create a management team that reflects his passion and commitment to the Foundation and its mission as we go forward,” said Kathy Lewis, president and CEO, Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. “Peter’s experience and marketing savvy are an excellent compliment to the Foundation’s management team and will help us build the economic base to support that mission in the long-term.”

Wilderotter joins the Foundation with more than 25 years of non-profit fundraising experience and possesses strong management and organizational skills.

Prior to joining the CRPF, Wilderotter was vice president of WNYC, the largest radio station in country. During his tenure at WNYC, he directed all fundraising programs and was responsible for doubling the station’s income growth, tripling major gifts donated to the station and restructuring the membership department. Prior, he was vice president at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and director of Development at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

“Leading the Foundation’s national fundraising efforts is an opportunity to build a financial support base to adequately fund clinical research initiatives and support quality of live improvement programs for those living with paralysis,” said Wilderotter. “I look forward to building on the Foundation’s outstanding reputation.”

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The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other Central Nervous System disorders. The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts. For more information, please call 800-225-0292 or visit http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4048063/k.C5D5/Christopher_Reeve_Spinal_Cord_Injury_and_Paralysis_Foundation.htm.

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