Fundraising Leader Announces Retirement

Renée S. Acosta Leaves a Legacy of Business Savvy, Stewardship and Success
Apr 3, 2013 12:30 PM ET

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - After 20 years of dedicated leadership, Renée S. Acosta today announced she will retire as President of Global Impact effective April 30th, 2013.   

During her tenure, Global Impact raised nearly $1.3 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people. Acosta oversaw an alliance of globally focused charities and the management of two of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns.

 “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to work alongside all of the fabulous individuals who are dedicated to assuring help for the world’s most vulnerable people,” said Acosta. “The organization has never been stronger in terms of capacity and capability. Over the past 20 years, my inspiration and resolve have been driven by the people we help.  Not many can say as I do that there was not a day I did not enjoy coming to work.”

During Acosta’s tenure, Global Impact has been honored with a  number of awards for the organization’s leadership and success, including  the Arab American Institute Foundation’s 2007 Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Award for International Achievement, more than a dozen Innovator Awards from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal Holder status from the Better Business Bureau, the E-philanthropy 2006 award for technology innovations in campaign management software, Honorable Mention by The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management in 2010, and several awards for the organization’s executive management team.

Scott Jackson, CEO of Global Impact, will succeed Acosta as president. “I am pleased to announce that Scott Jackson, CEO of Global Impact, will succeed me as President and CEO. I am confident that Global Impact is well positioned to meet its future with an exceptionally talented team,” Acosta said.

Ms. Acosta is known for her dedication to helping others. She served as Director for the Public Sector Programs at United Way of America, Vice President for the United Way of the Sacramento Area, and President of the Diabetes Association of Sacramento. Ms. Acosta has had the honor of representing Global Impact at the Clinton Global Initiative and is currently a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and serves on the board of directors for NetHope.

About Global Impact

Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. The organization funds more than 70 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs, and provides solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and donors. In addition, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for some of America’s top corporations and administers one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.5 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people. Learn more at