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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, United Nations Foundation

Prior to joining the Foundation, Mrs. Calvin served as president of the AOL Time Warner Foundation, which she led from its creation in 2001, when AOL and Time Warner merged. She also guided AOL Time Warner’s other philanthropic activities and was the chief architect of the company’s corporate responsibility initiatives. She joined America Online in 1997 as senior vice president and chief communications officer, following a career in politics, journalism and public relations.

Immediately prior to joining AOL, Mrs. Calvin was a senior managing director at Hill and Knowlton, a global public relations company, where she led the U.S. Media Relations practice. For 12 years before that, she was the director of editorial administration for U.S. News & World Report. From 1976 through 1984, Mrs. Calvin served as Senator Gary Hart’s press secretary in his Senate office and 1984 presidential campaign.

Throughout her career, Mrs. Calvin has taken an active role in a range of philanthropic activities. She currently serves on the Board of City Year, the International Women’s Media Foundation, Internews, Share Our Strength, the National Women’s Law Center and the United Nations Association of the United States of America. In 1999 she and Art Bushkin founded the Stargazer Foundation, which provides free online tools for nonprofits through the Web platform

Mrs. Calvin is a graduate of Purdue University and the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and philanthropy.