May 9, 2005: Foresight Institute Hires VP of Development
Nanotechnology Think Tank to Establish Full-scale Fundraising Program
Palo Alto, CA – May 9, 2005 – Foresight Institute has appointed Jillian Elliott to the position of Vice President of Development. Ms. Elliott brings more than 15 years of nonprofit experience to Foresight, including Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for PipeVine, where she managed a division that raised more than $150 million annually and directed development of online giving systems used by Network for Good, AT&T, Chevron and others. Previously, she was Vice President of Marketing at United Way of the Bay Area and Associate Vice President at Consolidated Capital.
“This marks an important milestone in the growth of Foresight Institute. Ms. Elliott’s track record of high performance and innovation makes her the ideal executive to build on our solid financial foundation and take Foresight to the next stage.” said Foresight President Scott Mize. “She will lead a full-scale fundraising and development program to work with all of our current supporters, as well as individuals and organizations we have never reached before.”
“I’m very excited to be part of the work Foresight is doing in advancing beneficial nanotechnology. I look forward to working with foundations, corporations, research institutions and individuals who are interested in investing their money to support the responsible development of nanotechnology that addresses many of the critical challenges that humanity faces,” says Elliott. “As a nonprofit, Foresight is uniquely positioned to bring together stakeholders from all sectors to learn about nanotechnology, understand its potential and risks, organize for collective action, and ensure that this very powerful technology unfolds for the benefit of everyone.”
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