Carolyn Ricci, Avon Foundation for Women

TITLE:  Program Director, Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade; Program Manager, Avon Breast Care Fund

FOCUS AREAS: Breast cancer

CONTACT:  212-282-5531, carolyn.ricci@avon.com

PROFILE: Carolyn Ricci has been the Avon Foundation’s program director of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crucade since September 2005. Previously, she was the project manager for the foundation. Today, she leads two of the foundation's three grantmaking focus priorities.

Ricci’s Breast Cancer Startup Challenge bio shares:

Carolyn Ricci manages the programs of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade.   In this role Carolyn oversees the grant application, decision and administration processes, and serves as staff liaison to all breast cancer program applicants and grantees funded through the Avon Foundation for Women.  Carolyn implements the Foundation’s program strategy for its breast cancer grants portfolio, totaling more than $30 million in annual grants.  She develops and implements communication strategy for Crusade activities, informational and education tools for applicants and beneficiaries, and impact documents for media outreach and communication