NEW YORK–Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) has named Margaret Guellich Director of Development. In making the announcement, Msgr. Robert L. Stern, Secretary General, said: “Ms. Guellich’s expertise in fund-raising and her work with not-for-profit organizations make her ideal for this position. We are happy to have her join our agency.”
Ms. Guellich, a Certified Fund Raising Executive, is the former Director of International Fundraising Partnerships for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Baltimore. For the last five years, Ms. Guellich served as CRS’s Director of Direct Marketing, managing a $55 million budget. Under her leadership, CRS in 2000 was named Non-Profit of the Year by the Direct Marketing Association. She has more than 25 years of fund-raising experience on the local, regional and national level.
A New Jersey native, Ms. Guellich received an M.B.A. from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a concentration in organizational behavior. She has written for The NonProfit Times, DM News and other specialized publications. She has taught courses in the Fund Raising Certificate Program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is a nationally known speaker on fund-raising techniques.
In 2001, she was named one of the 12 “Most Powerful Women in Direct Marketing” by The NonProfit Times.
Founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, CNEWA is a special agency of the Vatican, providing support to the churches and people of the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.
CNEWA projects include needy child, seminarian and novice sponsorship programs; village redevelopment; health care and education; and works of interfaith dialogue.