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ACBL Educational Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director

Uploaded Image: /vs-uploads/board/Kristen_Frederick.jpgAlbany, NY (June 1, 2019) -- E. Kristen Frederick, who is based in the Albany, NY, suburb of Slingerlands, was recently named the American Contract Bridge League Educational Foundation’s first executive director.

Frederick, who has held major marketing and communications positions for both non-profit and for-profit companies, previously served as the CEO of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region in northeastern New York, where she increased assets from $28 million to $42 million and secured $16 million in future gifts.

Joel Kramer, chairman of the Ed Foundation’s search committee, said the committee received more than 50 applications for the position, but Frederick became the obvious choice for the new role.

“Kristen’s experience as a fundraiser – as well as her passion for bridge – makes her a great fit for our organization,” Kramer said.

As the foundation’s Executive Director, Frederick leads all operations, including fundraising, grantmaking, and working with the Board of Trustees on a strategy for growth. She reports to the Board, which is currently led by Barbara Heller.

“Kristen exemplifies such excellent qualities, and her positive energy, expertise and spirit will enable us to grow the foundation to its fullest potential,” Heller said.

Frederick is excited about the opportunities her new position brings. “It’s an exciting challenge to be the pioneering executive director of the ACBL Educational Foundation,” she said. “As a fledgling bridge player, proud of my hard-won 300+ masterpoints, I am delighted to be at the operational helm to assist the board in achieving its ambitious goals.” 


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