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Senate Confirms New CEO of the Corporation

February 12, 2010

Hear ye, hear ye!  The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Patrick Corvington by unanimous consent yesterday to be the new Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Corvington, a recognized expert on nonprofit management and leadership, joins the agency at a time marked by unprecedented social need and support for national service.

“Patrick’s years on the frontline of the service movement give him a unique understanding of the obstacles facing communities and the transformative power of service,” said Stephen Goldsmith, the Chair of the Corporation’s Board of Directors. “The Corporation’s ability to respond to human needs, rebuild our cities and inspire more Americans to serve is more critical today than ever before. There is no doubt that Patrick’s varied experience and dynamic leadership will be an asset to the Corporation. He is the right CEO at the right time.”

“Patrick Corvington has devoted his career to finding solutions that address communities’ unmet needs and is an expert on volunteerism, philanthropy and non-profit capacity building,” said Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  “He is well qualified to lead the Administration’s agenda on community service, including the implementation of the bipartisan Serve America Act.  I congratulate Patrick on this confirmation and wish him well in his new post.”

Patrick Corvington brings more than twenty years of leadership and expertise on key issues facing the nonprofit sector including social innovation, evaluation, and nonprofit capacity building to the Corporation.  Corvington, who is of Haitian decent, was personally affected by the devastation suffered in Haiti, and worked with his community to quickly mobilize relief efforts to address the medical needs of the earthquake victims.  Click here to read Patrick Corvington’s biography.

We must now wait for our President to sign Corvington’s appointment.  We will let you know when that occurs, and when he begins his service.

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