Women’s Refugee Commission Names Blackbaud Executive Catherine LaCour to Board of Directors
Previously serving as a Commissioner, Catherine LaCour has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Women’s Refugee Commission, a nonprofit advocating for laws, policies and programs to improve the lives and protect the rights of refugee women and children. As Blackbaud’s SVP of Corporate Marketing with more than two decades of leadership experience on the front lines of social good innovation across the public, private and social sectors, Catherine brings deep passion for the role every individual and organization can play in building a better world.
“In this time of unprecedented need, it’s an honor to join an inspiring, dedicated team of leaders advocating for the rights and protection of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. I look forward to bringing fresh thoughts and ideas for WRC’s impactful initiatives, such as the annual Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon and OFN’s Advocacy Day 2017.” – Catherine LaCour
At Blackbaud, we seek to help nonprofits drive positive change and to be a good corporate citizen. Often, the two are intertwined, as we strive to make a difference both through what we do as a company and how we serve as individuals. So much so, that in our annual employee engagement survey, 85% of employees stated that Blackbaud’s work with nonprofits was important in their decision to join the company. In addition, 86% of employees have volunteered in the past 12 months, and 25% serve on a nonprofit board or committee. People come to the company because of who we work with, and they stay because they are invested both in what they are able to do professionally and the philanthropic opportunities they engage in personally.