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Geri Sicola

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and External Relations
Geri Sicola - Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and External Relations in Lutheran World Relief

Geraldine (“Geri”) Sicola oversees philanthropic engagement, constituent engagement, marketing & creative services, and new business development. She has spent virtually her entire career working for faith-based international NGOs. She has had two stints with Catholic Relief Services, first serving in overseas postings in Haiti, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya, and later in Headquarters positions as Director for Global Relations and Strategic Issues and as Director for Education and Institutional Relations, US Operations, where she established new organizational alliances with colleges, universities and a major national health association. She has also worked with the United Nations Children’s Fund, both in the field and at headquarters in New York.

Immediately prior to coming to LWR, Geri served as Director of Communications and Resource Development for the Aga Khan Foundation, which she joined in 2013. Before that, she worked for a decade with the American Friends Service Committee, serving as Associate General Secretary for International Programs.