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22 October, 2007

New corporate fundraising push at Citizenship Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation, the educational charity which seeks to empower young people through education about the law, democracy and society, has appointed Michael Smeaton to the new role of Corporate Partnerships Manager.

In this new role, Michael will be tasked with growing the corporate fundraising income for the Foundation, cultivating existing corporate relationships and developing and managing new corporate relations.

Michael was previously Business Development Consultant at the GB Group where he advised companies, regulators and trade associations on best practice within CSR. Before that he held the positions of Education Officer and Remote Gambling Specialist at GamCare, a registered charity addressing the social impact of gambling. He has also worked as a CSR consultant with a range of blue chip companies, UK and International regulators and Governments.

Commenting on his appointment, Michael said “I am very much looking forward to developing the Corporate Partnerships role in such an exciting, dynamic and passionate organisation. The Citizenship Foundation gets a lot of support from the corporate sector for the highly successful and important projects that they have developed although clearly more can be done in this area. I am looking forward to engaging with the corporate sector to enhance the relationships that we currently have and develop new relationships and partnerships that will help continue that great work that the Citizenship Foundation does, and share these achievements with the corporate sector.”

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About the Citizenship Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity (no.801360) which aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law, democracy and society, Founded in 1989, it focuses on developing young people’s citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding. Its work includes resources, training, active learning programmes, community projects and research. www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk

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