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Press Release
October 30, 1997
Naomi Revzin Becomes First Development Director of National Archives and Records Administration

Washington, DC -- Naomi Revzin has joined the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as the director of its first financial development office.

Archivist of the United States John Carlin announced the establishment of a development office within NARA, and the appointment of Ms. Revzin to direct it, as major steps in the implementation of NARA's new Strategic Plan. She will be working with the National Archives Foundation, a private organization that assists NARA.

"Our plan calls for the creation of partnerships with private-sector donors," Mr. Carlin said, "for such special activities as developing exhibits and other means of bringing the treasures of the National Archives closer to the public, electronically and physically. I am pleased that a person of Ms. Revzin's experience is joining us in the effort to do that."

Naomi Revzin comes to the National Archives with more than twenty years of fundraising success. She was most recently Kent State University's director of development, leading that institution's fundraising to increase private gift support from $6 million to $10 million in two years. Earlier, she was a senior development officer at Michigan State University where, among other things, she staffed its first capital campaign. Previously at Michigan State, she led development programs for individual colleges, campus museums, and the performing arts center. Ms. Revzin is a CFRE member (certified fundraising executive) in the National Society of Fundraising Executives, and a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

The National Archives and Records Administration, an independent government agency created in 1934, is the nation's recordkeeper, safeguarding records of all three branches of the Federal Government. It's mission to provide ready access to essential evidence in government records, documenting the rights of citizens, the actions of federal officials, and the national experience. NARA preserves and provides access to such records through a nationwide network of records service facilities and presidential libraries. NARA meets a wide range of information needs, ensuring access to records on which both the credibility of government and the accuracy of history depends.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or e-mail public.affairs@nara.gov.

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