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Director of fundraising , British Red Cross
Mark Astarita joined the British Red Cross as director of fundraising in July 2003, moving from the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) where he held the position of deputy chief executive.
Since joining the Red Cross, Astarita has driven through the new fundraising strategy ‘Volunteering to Give’ and 'Volunteering to Give More'. Last year Mark was responsible for raising £150m from 101 different sources.
He became a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising in February 2008 and became its chair in July 2011. He is also a trustee on the international board of Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).
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