• Viki Betancourt, manager, Community Outreach, World Bank Group;
• Debbi Jarvis, vice president, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility for PEPCO Holdings.
The new directors bring decades of experience in the highest levels of business, philanthropy and volunteerism. The board oversees the Foundation’s mission to mobilize the community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in the Washington region have the resources they need to thrive. Ms. Jarvis’s membership on the board is effective immediately;
“Viki is known across our region for her leadership and generosity. Debbi’s commitment to improving the lives of residents in the DC area is evident in her work and community service,” said Nicky Goren, president of The Women’s Foundation. “We are so excited to be joined by two leaders who are committed to bolstering our efforts to transform the lives of women and girls, the Washington region, and the world.”
The new board members:
Viki Betancourt is the manager of the World Bank’s Community Outreach Program. She is responsible for corporate philanthropy, including a workplace giving program, grants program, volunteer management, and a student internship program, among other corporate-level efforts in the area of social corporate responsibility. She also serves as the manager of the World Bank Community Connections Fund, a nonprofit organization designed to implement a workplace giving program and manage disaster relief efforts. She has been at the World Bank since 1995.
Betancourt is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Greater Washington and served on its board for five years. She’s also a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders and is the chair of the public education working group of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, a co-chair of the Collaborative for Education Organizing, and is on the Advisory Board of Perform Well.
Debbi Jarvis is the vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility for PEPCO Holdings. A former anchor and reporter for NBC4 in Washington, Jarvis joined PEPCO Holdings in 2004. She has served as the company’s face and voice in radio and television commercials and she develops strategies around corporate goodwill in the communities served by the company.
Before joining PEPCO Holdings, Jarvis had 20 years of experience in TV and radio news, advertising and working on numerous charitable campaigns. She graduated with a degree in international business from Hope College in Holland, MI and began her career in sales, marketing and advertising before moving into broadcast news.
Jarvis also serves on the boards of the DC Police Foundation, the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County, the International Association of Business Communicators – DC Metro, and Leadership Montgomery. She recently served as chair for the United Way National Capital Area campaign and has volunteered as an emcee for dozens of charitable events.