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Fawcett named president of national nonprofit network

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After four years as EdVenture Children’s Museum senior vice president of principal gifts, Louis Fawcett is the new president of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives, a nationwide network of donors, volunteers and charitable leaders.

Fawcett graduated from Randolph-Macon College and has two masters degrees from Wake Forest University and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. He has served as pastor to three Lutheran congregations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida and began his charitable work at Christian World Foundation, advocating for orphans in China, Russia and Ethiopia. He led a successful campaign to build a children’s home in Ethiopia.

After the 2011 earthquake in Haiti, Fawcett worked with Haiti Children, an organization serving families and children. He came to EdVenture in 2013.

“I love this organization and its values,” Fawcett said of NANOE in a news release. “Nonprofits are tired of working today to pay for last month’s bills. NANOE prioritizes capacity-building over program services, ensuring nonprofits secure the funds they need to grow their missions.”

Fawcett has also served as president and a board member of Central South Carolina Association of Fundraising Professionals for seven years. That organization named him Outstanding Fundraising Professional in 2016.

Fawcett will begin his new job Feb. 1.

“We couldn’t be more excited about Louis’ decision to join the team,” said Bishop Redfern II, NANOE board chair. “He’s a creative thinker, (a) proven capacity-builder, and has a genuine love for the people he serves.”

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