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The IRC welcomes new Development Director, Marian Dickson

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The IRC is thrilled to welcome Marian Dickson to the team as our new development director. Marian is charged with leading our Southeast Resource Development team—which supports the IRC’s locally-funded offices in Atlanta, Tallahassee and Miami—in the expansion of its individual giving programs. Before joining our team, Marian served as a senior associate director of development of major gifts at The Carter Center. For close to five years, she stewarded a nationwide donor portfolio, led initiatives to increase donor engagement, and most recently, managed its largest annual donor event.  

“Our discernment of funding trends has led us to invest in this first-ever director-level position for the region and we are very excited to welcome Marian to the IRC team,” said executive director, J.D. McCrary. “We know that she will use her expertise and leadership to ensure our ongoing success and build upon our existing accomplishments. There is no limit to our future with Marian onboard.”  

Prior to working at The Carter Center, Marian served as a local advocate for adults who were homeless and living with disabilities. She received a master's deegree in public administration from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in psychology and sociology from Mercer University. Marian holds membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Atlanta Chapter and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. More than once, she has been accused of having gasoline in her blood, and when she’s not working she is traveling. A native of south Mississippi, Marian cherishes the natural world, and hosting loved ones and serving them delicious food. She is also an avid reader and a live music enthusiast. Marian lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ben, and their pup, Rita. 

Connect with Marian!  

Marian looks forward to getting to know you—the people who make our work possible! Contact Marian at Marian.Dickson [at] Rescue.org or 601-310-3174. 

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