RAND Appoints Elizabeth Stacey Executive Director of Development

For Release

February 6, 2006

Veteran fund-raising professional Elizabeth Stacey has joined the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, as executive director of development.

In announcing the appointment, RAND president and CEO James A. Thomson said: “Elizabeth will be a trusted member of the senior team at RAND and will lead our efforts in raising philanthropic funds so RAND is able to address some of the world's most critical and urgent problems.”

Stacey most recently was chief consultant at Philanthropic Solutions, where she provided fund-raising counsel to a range of national and local nonprofit organizations.

Previously, Stacey was director of development at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA (2002-2004) and in 1998 founded the development program for the new California State University, Channel Islands. She also worked for 10 years at CARE, the international relief and development organization, where she was Western Regional Director.

Stacey earned her M.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds credentials as a certified fund raising executive and as a certified specialist in planned giving.

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