Becky Castle brings 20 years of fundraising and programmatic experience to Development Vision. As a fundraising executive and consultant, she has helped organizations around the world to design programs, develop and implement fundraising plans and create strategic partnerships.
Through Becky’s experience in program work as well as fundraising for NGOs, she provides clients a deep substantive understanding of key players and issues in global health and international development, including conflict resolution, malaria prevention and education, maternal health, child survival, sustainable agriculture, and vaccines. She has worked with the senior executives of a wide range of clients--Episcopal Relief and Development, icddr,b, International Food Policy and Research Institute, International Vaccine Institute, and mothers2mothers--managing donor relationships, developing compelling materials for use in cultivation and solicitation, and identifying creative vehicles for awareness raising and donor engagement.
Prior to Development Vision, Becky served as Executive Director of EARTH University Foundation, for which she planned a $100 million campaign and cultivated a $15 million lead gift. From 1996-2001, Becky worked at The Carter Center, first as Program Officer in the Latin American and Caribbean Program and then as Senior Associate Director of Development for the Center's Peace Programs. In these varied positions, she developed and executed fundraising strategies for all types of donors, led teams, developed boards and organized policy conferences with heads of states, CEOs and policy makers. Over the years her work has led to significant increases by major individual donors and first-time and recurring grants from USAID, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other donors.
In a volunteer capacity, Becky currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Middlebury College Center for Social Entrepreneurship and NetsforLife®. From 2000-2002 she was President of the National Middlebury College Alumni Association, which has 25,000 members globally. Becky received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University and a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College in Vermont. In 1993, she studied in Costa Rica for a year through a Rotary Ambassadorial Fellowship. When not working, Becky spends time with her three young daughters, plays on Lake Champlain and skis.