Partner at Ethos Capital Partners, Emory Fellow and Fundraising Consultant Join The Boar

Mark R. Bell and Rebekah Basinger Bring Financial Growth Potential to MAP International’s Board of Directors
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ATLANTA - May 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Atlanta (May 21, 2014) – MAP International, a Georgia-based Christian Humanitarian Relief Organization that provides medical aid to over 25 million people each year announces the addition of two distinguished members to their Board of Directors.  Dr. Mark R. Bell currently serves as a managing partner at Ethos Capital Partners in Atlanta and as a Senior Research Fellow at Emory University.  Rebekah Burch Basinger is an independent consultant for fundraising and board development and a founding faculty member in the Master of Arts in Higher Education program at Messiah College (Grantham, PA).

Dr. Bell is a managing partner at Ethos Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on growth equity opportunities in and around Atlanta.  Ethos provides risk capital to proven businesses looking to accelerate growth.  Bell is also a Senior Research Fellow at Emory University’s Center for Alternative Investments.  He previously has served as Chief Investment Officer for Brand Group Holdings.  Dr. Bell was formerly the director of strategy and a private equity investor at D.E. Shaw & Co.  Dr. Bell worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. in their nonprofit practice where he helped serve some of the world’s largest non-profits.  Since 2013 he has been a member of the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center.  Bell was the valedictorian of his Stanford Class and completed a Marshall Scholarship to study at Oxford University where he received his doctorate and master’s degree in Religious History.  Bell’s extensive knowledge in growth and non-profit management will provide MAP with growth potential and financial advisement so that they can be even more efficient in assisting the world’s poor.

“Of the many organizations I have had the privilege to work with, both non and for profit, MAP is certainly one of the most impressive.  Their global reach, amazing logistics, superhuman efficiency, and deep seated humanity make it an unparalleled privilege to serve.”

In her consulting practice, Rebekah Basinger works primarily with theological schools and other faith-based nonprofits.  She previously served as a member of the senior administration at three church-related colleges and also directed a Lily Endowment-funded project on fundraising effectiveness for the Washington, DC-based Council on Christian Colleges and Universities.  A profile writer, Basinger’s a regular contributor to In Trust magazine and also publishes three times a week through her Generous Matters blog.  She holds a BA in English from Trinity College (IL), and MA in English from Wichita (KS) State University and the Ed.D from Temple University (PA).

Basinger rejoins MAP’s board and will become one of its most tenured members.  With a background in nonprofit fundraising she brings a fresh perspective to MAPs board.  “It is an honor to be invited back to the MAP board, an organization that held my heart even as I exited the boardroom 7 years back.  I count it a privilege to be part of bringing help and hope to the poorest of the world’s poor,”

MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and build healthier families and communities. Known for its 99% efficiency rating, MAP provides medicines, prevents disease and promotes health to create real hope and lasting change. The organization operates through offices in the United States, Ecuador, Bolivia, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya and through partnerships in more than 100 countries every year.

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