Center for Public Integrity appoints chief development officer

Deborah Dubois to lead fundraising program

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Deborah Dubois has been named Chief Development Officer at the Center for Public Integrity, the global nonprofit investigative journalism organization based in Washington, D.C.

Dubois, currently the deputy executive director for development at Justice at Stake, succeeds Robin Heller, who served in that role for five years, leaving in January 2015 to become the global development officer at Rare.

“Deborah is a consummate professional in development and fundraising,” Center for Public Integrity CEO Peter Bale said. “She has a proven record of achievement in the nonprofit sector. She also has invaluable private sector and international experience which makes her doubly valuable to the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.”

Dubois joins the Center after two and a half years at Justice at Stake (JAS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping America’s courts fair and impartial. After eight years as the vice president of development, marketing and communications at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), Dubois established the development department at JAS under a $2 million, four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While at JAS, Dubois grew foundation support, adding several new institutional donors during her tenure. She also launched an individual giving program that saw exponential growth and laid the foundation for long term support for Justice at Stake’s new strategic plan. 

“Joining a distinguished and award-winning organization of investigative journalists is an honor and a privilege. To be at the forefront of news and issues that affect the daily lives of millions around the globe is both humbling and extremely exciting,” Dubois said.

“The enormous respect and admiration gained by the Center over its 25 year-plus history inspires me to add to its already significant global impact," she said. "And, it challenges me to do everything I can to help elevate its importance and the issues on which its works, in the minds of those who care about global truths and justice.”

Prior to JAS and NLADA, Deborah was a consultant with Carter Marketing Group, was the director of strategy, research and analysis at GW Solutions and at Blackboard. She is the founder of the bilingual journal, One Eye Open/Jednim Okem, a Prague-based literary journal that focuses on women’s issues in post-Communist Europe and is the former chair of the board of directors for the Mautner Project. She holds a masters in business administration from The George Washington University and a bachelor of arts in government from Cornell University. 

Dubois will begin work at the Center in early July. 

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