NEW YORK (May 30, 2013) — The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced the appointment of Barron Segar as Senior Vice President of Development. Leading a team of 65 people across seven divisions, Segar is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of fundraising initiatives for UNICEF within the United States.
In his new role, Segar will manage teams including Corporate Partnerships, Development, Planned Giving, Prospect Development Strategies, Special Events, Direct Response and Integrated Monthly Giving. Previously, Segar oversaw the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s six regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston and San Francisco as Vice President of Regional Fundraising.
“Barron has established a nearly 15 year track record of outstanding fundraising achievements at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF,” said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. “His leadership has taken our regional offices to new heights, and we look forward to continued success in his new role.”
“I am incredibly proud to work for an organization whose mission is to save and improve children’s lives,” said Segar. “During my time with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, I have seen first-hand the obstacles that many children face every day just to survive. Having recently traveled to Haiti to witness the delivery of lifesaving vaccinations to vulnerable children, I cannot think of a more worthwhile endeavor than to work to bring about a day when every child is afforded a safe and healthy childhood.”
Prior to joining UNICEF, Segar served as the Director of Development for Georgia Public Broadcasting, leading a team that set an organizational record and was then recognized nationally by PBS. Before joining public broadcasting, Segar worked at Bank of America as a Regional Vice President, overseeing 26 banking centers.
Outside of his work with UNICEF, Segar is a Founding Board Member and Corporate Secretary of the Elton John AIDS Foundation where he serves on the executive team. Segar also serves on the Advisory Board of Project Open Hand and is a lifetime member of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, Segar was named Fundraising Professional of the Year by Fundraising Success Magazine.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.