Eagan, Minn. (Sep. 8, 2010) —
CaringBridge, a Minnesota-based nonprofit providing free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, recently promoted Carolyn Egeberg to vice president of development.
Egeberg joined CaringBridge in 2002 as business development manager and became director of development in 2004. In her new role she leads and manages all aspects of fund development, sharing successes and needs with the thousands of donors who support CaringBridge's mission to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier.
"As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of donors to keep our service available to anyone facing a significant health challenge," said Sona Mehring, founder and CEO, CaringBridge. "Carolyn brings to CaringBridge a deep understanding of philanthropy and charitable giving so that we can meet our funding needs."
In 2009, more than 55,000 people donated to CaringBridge. Many of those donors had a personal experience with the service. "Nearly 90 percent of our funding comes from people who have used the service and felt compelled to donate so that other families could benefit from the love, hope and compassion it provides," said Egeberg. "CaringBridge is a community of grateful, engaged families and friends and I am truly inspired by them each day."
Personal CaringBridge websites save time and energy by centralizing communication and easing the burden of updating everyone during a health challenge. Each CaringBridge site is unique - authors select their website design and add health updates and photos to share their story while visitors leave messages in the guestbook, creating a network of support.
More than 42 million people connected through personal CaringBridge websites in the past 12 months. For more information visit www.CaringBridge.org.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.