James Wright has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF).
Since 1997, CFF has engaged business, community, and educational leaders to create innovative learning environments in San Diego County K-12 public schools. CFF has contributed more than $8 million to educational programs throughout San Diego County and has provided nearly $400,000 in scholarships to high-tech scholars and classrooms. Working with its partners, CFF advances its mission by ensuring that San Diego students are prepared to thrive in a competitive global society.
“I am honored to join the Classroom of the Future Foundation team. Innovation in our schools is critically important to the future of San Diegan students,” said Wright. “CFF is making a difference every day, but I know we can do even more to bring businesses, educators, and the community together to improve the lives of students. I am excited about the opportunity to work with the CFF board, staff, all of our wonderful volunteers, and the entire community to strengthen our education system.”
Wright has more than six years’ development, marketing, and senior leadership experience in nonprofit leadership and management with local and national nonprofit organizations. He has served as Director of Development and Marketing at Feeding America San Diego (FASD), the largest distributor of donated food in San Diego County. He helped raise more than $5.3 million in private support in the past year. Prior to joining FASD, Wright served for two years at the Federation of American Scientists, a national science policy think tank in Washington D.C.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring someone of James’ experience and passion to lead our efforts to improve the learning experience for San Diego students,” said CFF Board Chair Ritz Sherman. “He will provide wonderful leadership to our organization and help us to achieve our goals.”
Wright holds a M.A. in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of San Diego, and a B.A. in political science from the George Washington University.
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