Children International Names John D. Clause VP of Global Philanthropy

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National and global fundraising leader John D. Clause joins Children International as the organization's new VP of Global Philanthropy.

John D. Clause

John D. Clause has been named Children International's new Vice President of Global Philanthropy.

“Helping children in poverty is a cause that has always been close to my heart. When you invest in a child who’s facing difficult circumstances, you are making their future brighter. You are helping make sure their potential does not go unrecognized."

Children International is pleased to announce that John D. Clause has been named the organization’s new Vice President of Global Philanthropy. Clause is a national and global fundraising leader who has worked for a variety of charities and shares Children International’s passion of helping kids break the cycle of poverty.

Clause has more than 40 years of experience leading and managing businesses, with just under half of those years spent focused on marketing and major gift development efforts in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, Clause served as the Executive Director for World Children’s Center, an organization in Atlanta that helps homeless, orphaned and neglected children. Prior to that, he worked as the Senior Vice President of Ministry Advancement for Prison Fellowship International.

Clause also spent 17 years of his career working for World Vision and served as the organization’s National Vice President of Development from 2007 – 2014. Clause was the chief architect and Campaign Chair for World Vision’s “Every Child Campaign,” which raised $500 million for the organization and was the largest campaign in World Vision’s history.

“We are thrilled to have John join our team!” says Susana Eshleman, Children International’s CEO and president. “He has been in the business of helping children for the last couple decades of his life, making him uniquely qualified to take on the responsibilities of this role. We could not have found anyone more passionate and experienced to lead us in our philanthropic efforts.”

Clause looks forward to his new role with Children International. “Helping children in poverty is a cause that has always been close to my heart. When you invest in a child who’s facing difficult circumstances, you are making their future brighter. You are helping make sure their potential does not go unrecognized. The work that Children International is doing to provide kids around the world a path out of poverty is important. I am excited and proud to join their team.”

About Children International
Children International is a leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. From toddler to young adulthood, we surround kids with a caring team, a safe place and a clear path out of poverty through programs focused on health, education, empowerment and employment. Our supporters are inspired as they see children radically change their lives and create a ripple effect that impacts their families and communities for generations to come.

For more information about Children International, visit children.org.

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