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• Making Change, the non-profit organization that used to be known as Food For All, has announced that it has named David McConnell, the recently retired president/CEO of GMDC, to be its new president/CEO.

Making Change describes itself as promoting "human dignity, wellness and self-sufficient communities" by "operating point-of-purchase fundraising programs in over 1,250 food retail stores nationwide in addition to partnering with national manufacturers to support charitable causes concerned with health, education and community spirit.  Since 1985, over $96 million has been raised for worthy causes in the U.S. and around the world."
KC's View:
I've known Dave McConnell for years, and he's one of the nicest people I've ever met in the business ... he also strikes me as the kind of guy who can give Making Change a new kind of energy and drive it to new accomplishments. I'm happy for him ... I always kidded with Dave that he is way too young to retire.