Rachel B. Friedman Appointed Deputy Director of Men Can Stop Rape
Friedman to expand growth and visibility at national violence prevention organization
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Men Can Stop Rape, a leading national violence prevention and youth development non-profit, announces the appointment of Rachel B. Friedman as Deputy Director. Friedman is the organization’s first Deputy Director and brings to the position extensive fundraising experience, as well as broad knowledge of and passion for the primary prevention of violence against women.
Executive Director Neil Irvin hails Friedman’s appointment as a major step for the organization in its ongoing efforts to stop sexual assault, and all forms of violence against women and girls, before it starts.
“Ms. Friedman brings remarkable skills, talent, and dedication to this new position,” Irvin said. “She is a natural leader, and with her as Deputy Director, Men Can Stop Rape will experience unprecedented growth, financially and programmatically.”
After joining Men Can Stop Rape in 2008 as Development Coordinator, Friedman worked up to Director of Foundation and Government Grants in 2009. In that position, Friedman helped secure over $3 million in revenue by seeking out new funding sources and engaging in outreach with funders and donors. This included deepening, renewing, and building relationships with funders like the NoVo Foundation, Open Society Institute, Verizon Foundation, U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to name a few.
“In this role, I look forward to bolstering our work with young men, and also encouraging other women to engage the boys and men in their lives in healthy, nonviolent masculinity,” Friedman said. “I have seen firsthand how Men Can Stop Rape’s approach transforms individuals and communities. I’m thrilled to be a leader at this organization.”
Prior to joining Men Can Stop Rape, Friedman worked as a Research Analyst for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from 2003 to 2007. Friedman graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Women’s Studies. She is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from Trinity Washington University.
ABOUT Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. It is the leading national organization mobilizing boys and young men to prevent all forms of physical and sexual violence, especially violence against women.
Learn more at http://www.mencanstoprape.org
SOURCE Men Can Stop Rape, Inc.