- The Washington Times - Monday, September 24, 2001

Red Cross fund raiser has new responsibility

Michael Farley, on Aug. 15, was named to what is now one of the most important jobs in America.

He is the new vice president for chapter fund raising for the American Red Cross.

Mr. Farley, 52, has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations and has been with the Red Cross since 1995. In normal circumstances, his job would entail soliciting gifts for fund raising and building relationships with donors. He is still involved that, but with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he has taken on new responsibilities.

"We need to communicate the extent and scope of the work we are doing for the communities affected by the catastrophes," he says. "It's different from the way we experience an episodic disaster, like a tornado or a hurricane."

The Red Cross is now helping families affected by the attacks with such things as funeral expenses and administering to the families' spiritual and mental health needs, if requested.

"Many families lost their breadwinners, and we need to help the survivors out," he says. "It's not new services, but new demands."

Even prior to the terrorist attacks, Skip Seitz, senior vice president for Integrated Growth and Development, says the demand for the Red Cross was at an all-time high, and says that Mr. Farley's expertise will greatly help the nonprofit organization meet its financial goals.

"As the public demand for services increases, Red Cross chapters and the organization as a whole must generate the funds necessary to meet and exceed the needs of our communities," he says. "Michael brings exceptional experience in fund raising and organizational management that is critical to cultivating relationships and fostering financial growth to support the future needs of the organization."

Mr. Farley says he fell into fund raising "it was a requirement I needed to take for other things I was trained to do," he says. Previously, he had been director of major gifts for the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He holds a master's degree from St. Louis University in urban affairs and political science.

Mr. Farley is married and currently lives in the District. His wife, MaryAnn, and daughter, Anna, remain in St. Louis, but will relocate to the District when Anna completes school.

Kate Royce


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