NOTE FROM SHELLEY SCHERER
Our Board Chair
It is with gratitude and respect that the Outreach International Board of Directors announces that Kevin Prine has resigned his position as President and CEO of Outreach International.
We at Outreach International are incredibly grateful to Kevin for his vision, and the energy and heart he dedicated to our organization. Together – our donors, partners, headquarters staff, field staff, and most importantly, those extraordinary people in the communities we serve – have made incredible strides in alleviating the world’s deepest poverty.
Today, Outreach International is in a strong financial position, staffed by an incredibly talented, best-in-class team, and is highly respected among its peers within the international community-led development movement.
Everyone at Outreach is grateful for Dr. Prine’s 11 years of service and leadership.
The Board of Directors has launched a search to identify the next leader to build on the successes of Outreach International and continue its mission to empower people to be the engines of their own success.
We are confident Outreach International will continue to thrive under new leadership, and we wish Kevin all the best. With our collective wisdom, along with the remarkable team we have built, we are positioned to reach even greater heights in the coming years.
Dr. Shelley C. Scherer
A NOTE FROM KEVIN PRINE
It has been my great honor to serve this organization for almost twelve years. For me, there could be no higher calling during this time. Almost daily, I have seen the miracle of the human spirit unleashed through our Participatory Human Development process. In many ways, extreme poverty remains the greatest enemy of hope, and we have proven to the world, through data and testimony, that Outreach International is a true champion in that struggle.
Here are just a few achievements we’ve made, side-by-side, during my time here:
- 174% growth in the number of communities becoming self-sustainable.
- The highest combined ratings by external evaluators of any international development charity our size.
- Six years named a Best Place to Work and the only charity consistently appearing on that list.
- Our work is now shown in professional journals, news publications, and panels and other venues. Outreach is a significant and recognized voice in community-led development.
- We have experienced a 300X growth in net assets, including a beautiful headquarters building that is completely paid for and has already appreciated by 50%.
We all have ways that we contribute to making the world a better place for others. I recognize that I do my best work when I help an organization co-create high-performance systems at the early stages of its growth. Outreach now has the highest-performing team and systems I have ever encountered in a nonprofit organization.
And so, when the Patterson Family Foundation approached me with the opportunity to serve as their President and CEO, I felt the nudge to take what will likely be my final career step. This $1.2 billion organization, like Outreach, is led by an outstanding board of thoughtful, caring people who want to make a difference.
To ensure a smooth transition with Outreach, I am working closely with the Board, executive team, and relevant stakeholders during the handover period. I will provide any necessary support and assistance to facilitate the selection and onboarding process of the next President and CEO.
Thank you again for the incredible opportunity to serve Outreach International. It has been an honor and a privilege. Please accept my sincere gratitude for your support, encouragement, and camaraderie throughout my tenure.
Now, let’s continue to change the world together.
Dr. Kevin W. Prine
President & CEO
Nikki Caw, Outreach International CFO, has been named Interim CEO during this transition.
The growth of Outreach in recent years, the acceleration of successful poverty-fighting programs, and the advancement of the movement for community-led development give us more reason to be excited about our future than ever before. Our mission to alleviate extreme, chronic poverty is becoming ever more successful, as we all work together to build a brighter future for everyone.
Join us in celebrating Kevin for his leadership and legacy at this organization. It has been our honor to work alongside him, too.
How to Help
Show your appreciation to Kevin by making a tribute gift in his name. Let him know you wish him all the best, and that you will continue to support Outreach as it does the crucial work of alleviating chronic poverty around the world.