Kansas City, MO (July 12, 2018) Cynthia Currence and Bruce Broce have joined Children International’s Global Philanthropy team. Currence is the organization’s new National Director of Philanthropy, and Broce is the new Regional Director of Philanthropy – Central Region.
As the National Director of Philanthropy, Currence will offer major donors a transformative experience as they partner to help kids in poverty realize their full potential. Currence has a strong background in philanthropic work. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Marketing, Development and Communications at Women for Women International. She has also served in key development leadership roles at World Vision, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, United Way and American Cancer Society. She earned a Master’s degree in Education from The Citadel, Charleston, SC, and a B.A. in Psychology from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.
“It is a privilege to become part of the Children International team and to invite people to invest in this proven approach to breaking the cycle of poverty,” Currence said. “By walking alongside children in poverty, investors enable kids to grow up healthy, educated, empowered to make a difference, and employed. Together, those with great financial means and kids with great, spirited determination create a ripple effect that breaks the grip of poverty on whole families and communities. It is my personal mission to bring as many people as possible to this unique solution to poverty, transforming both the lives of children and donors in the process.”
In Broce’s role as Regional Director of Philanthropy – Central Region, he will develop lasting relationships with major donors to advance Children International’s mission. Throughout his career, Broce has raised funds and awareness to support opportunities that have a transformative effect on society. Most recently, he served as Director of Development, Midwest Innocence Project. Broce has also held key leadership roles in nonprofit fundraising with Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, University of Missouri, University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Truth Commission of Panama. He earned a Master’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University.
“I am excited and proud to join the Children International team and to help children in poverty awaken to their potential,” said Broce. “Providing kids around the world safe places, caring teams and empowering paths out of poverty is important work, and I look forward to partnering with donors who aim to achieve a deep, transformative effect through meaningful investments in our holistic programs.”
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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.