News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

China Earthquake Disaster Response

On Saturday, April 20, a 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan county of Ya’an city in south China’s Sichuan Province, leaving nearly 200 dead, injuring 11,500 and forcing 245,000 to flee their homes.

More than 1.99 million people in 115 counties throughout China have been affected, according to the Civil Affairs Department of Sichuan. Tens of thousands of homes collapsed in the earthquake. The disaster also damaged 3,920 kilometers of roads, 450 bridges (329 in Ya’an alone) and 724 communication base stations.

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is celebrated in more than 190 countries.

Take a look at what our partner charities are doing to celebrate Earth Day:

Fundraising Leader Announces Retirement

Alexandria, VA (April 3, 2013) -- 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. Click here to view Ms. Acosta’s video announcement.

Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Garners Nearly $62 Million in Pledges for Charities in 2012

Alexandria, Virginia (March 14, 2013) – Federal workers pledged more than $61.6 million through the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) in 2012, officials announced today at the campaign finale event held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. This figure represents 99.4 percent of the campaign’s original goal of $62 million.

Global Health Experience to visit D.C. for the first time during “Global Health Week on the Hill”

Seattle, Wash. – The Global Health Experience, which drew thousands of visitors in Seattle, makes its first trip to Washington, D.C. this week. Nine organizations are partnering to bring the exhibit to the East Coast in order to draw congressional focus to global health during “Global Health Week on the Hill”, February 26-March 5, 2013.

Global Impact's Stan Berman Selected as Executive Management Award Winner

Alexandria, VA (January 15, 2013) – Stanley Berman, Certified Public Accountant and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Global Impact, was selected as a winner of this year’s Executive Management Awards (EMAs) by SmartCEO magazine.

Combined Federal Campaign Success Demonstrates Generosity of the Federal Workforce

Alexandria, VA (December 18, 2012) - Global Impact, which serves as the administrator of the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), is proud to report the year-to-date success of the campaign.

Global Impact Releases 2012 Annual Report

Alexandria, VA (November 8, 2012) – Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people, released its 2012 Annual Report today. The report outlines Global Impact’s compelling vision and details how that vision unfolds through principled action, and delivers lasting results.

Global Impact CEO Scott Jackson featured in The Huffington Post: "The Changing Face of Global Philanthropy"

In the recent Huffington Post Huffington Post Social Good Stars column, CEO Scott Jackson explains how technology, mobile and social media are increasingly changing the landscape of global giving.

Global Impact President Renée S. Acosta Featured in Voices of Global Health Blog Series

Alexandria, VA (August 8, 2012) - In the latest Voices of Global Health profile by the Washington Global Health Alliance, Renée talks about her lifelong commitment to helping people in need and the woman who inspired her to follow her spirit and "go see."