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Company Overview of Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a not-for-profit organization that assists in alleviation of suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Its services include emergency relief, agriculture and economic development, housing and infrastructure, as well as nonviolent conflict management. In addition, Mercy Corps offers financial assistance through donations and planned giving programs. The organization works in Africa, America, Balkans, Caucasus, Central and East Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia. The company was formerly known as Mercy Corps International and changed its name to Mercy Corps in 1984. Mercy Corps was founded in 1979 and is based in Port...
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204
Founded in 1979
Key Executives for Mercy Corps
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Development Officer
Director of Public Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2012.
Mercy Corps Key Developments
Mercy Corps Appoints Lucy Lee Helm to the Board of Directors
Apr 12 13
Mercy Corps announced that Lucy Lee Helm, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Starbucks Coffee Company has joined its Board of Directors. Lucy brings over 20 years' experience as a lawyer, board member, and volunteer in the Seattle community to her new position with Mercy Corps.
Mercy Corps and ThoughtWorks Partner to Bring Technology Solutions to Address Global Relief and Development Challenges
Mar 7 13
Mercy Corps and ThoughtWorks announced a partnership to develop new software solutions to improve the breadth, impact and efficiency of Mercy Corps' work.
Mercy Corps Names Rick Downey as New Planned Giving Director
Dec 13 12
Mercy Corps announced that Rick Downey has joined the organization as planned giving director. Downey brings 27 years of major gift fundraising and planned giving experience to his new role at Mercy Corps. He will be based at Mercy Corps' Seattle office in South Lake Union and will oversee all planned gifts including bequests and charitable gift annuities. In his new role at Mercy Corps, Downey will focus on creating a robust planned giving program by identifying prospects, soliciting and coordinating deferred gifts to Mercy Corps through bequests and life-income arrangements such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Rick Downey is a past president of the Washington Planned Giving Council and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
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