Caroline joined the Foundation in 2021. She previously served as Director of Development at the Lycée Français de New York, where she oversaw annual and major giving, special events, and alumni relations for the 1,200+ student school, a member of the global AEFE network. Prior to that, Caroline was a Corporate Vice President at consulting firm CCS for over a decade, where she planned, implemented, and managed major fundraising initiatives for non-profit organizations across secondary and higher education, healthcare, and the arts. She began her career as a strategic communications consultant in New York.
Caroline holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MA from NYU’s Institute of French Studies, and a BA from Stanford University. She and her family reside in Manhattan.
– Director of Programs
Elizabeth is the Director of Programs at the French-American Foundation. In this capacity, she works to develop and implement key programs to fulfill the Foundation’s mission of strengthening the transatlantic relationship. Prior to joining the FAF, she worked in international communications for Sciences Po Paris and in outreach for the Future Leaders Foundation, a nonprofit that unites young leaders who pledge to enact positive global change. She holds a BA from the American University of Paris, where she studied Global Communications, Marketing, Gender Studies and Fine Arts.
– Program Manager
Cindy Klarwasser is the Program Manager at the French-American Foundation and oversees the Transatlantic Forum and Policy Breakfasts. In her role she also supports the development of corporate relations and sponsorship efforts as FAF’s programming work continues to grow. Prior to joining FAF, Cindy managed the student apprenticeship and internship programs at the German American Chamber of Commerce. She was in charge of expanding the Chamber of Commerce’s relationships with German universities and employers alike and matching student applicants with companies. Cindy holds a BA in English Studies and French, and an MA in American Studies, both from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität in Bonn, and completed an Erasmus fellowship at University College Cork in Ireland and advanced study on a Fulbright scholarship at Freie Universität in Berlin.
– External Relations Manager
Margaret Fahey is the External Relations Manager at the French-American Foundation. She works to support the Foundation team with development, communications, and programmatic initiatives. Previously, she worked as a Translations Project Manager at Clario, a clinical trial management company. She has also worked as the Program Manager for the American Swiss Foundation, where she was responsible for organizing the Foundation’s domestic and international programming. From 2018-2019, Margaret completed a Fulbright grant in Marseille, France. She holds a BA in International Political Economy and French from Fordham University.
– Program Assistant
Gabrielle Curran is the Program Assistant at the French-American Foundation. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from Fordham University, and previously worked as an elementary and middle school English teacher in South Dakota. As a dual citizen of the United States and France, she is excited to join the Foundation and further its mission to strengthen French-American relations.
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