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From the Archives – Volunteer Extraordinaire, Mabel Boardman

National Volunteer Week is April 10 to 16, 2016. From the Archives salutes Mabel Thorpe Boardman, dedicated volunteer and architect of the modern Red Cross who gave 40 years of her life to the organization.  Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881. Her strength and determination were the dominant forces of the organization in […]

Podcast: Red Cross CEO Shares Advice From Her Career Journey

Looking for career advice? American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern shares the steps she took from corporate to education to non-profit in this new podcast with career expert Joseph “JoeWoo” Rychalsky. She also opens up about her lifelong love for volunteering and what she finds most gratifying about working for the Red Cross.

From the Archives – African American Leadership in the Red Cross

  African Americans Play Important Leadership Role In Red Cross History From the beginning, African Americans have played an important role in the mission of the American Red Cross. In honor of February’s observance of Black History Month, we salute the accomplishments of some remarkable individuals who paved the way by achieving recognition and prominence […]

The View from Gallery 3, Row B, Seat 1

Although you likely didn’t see me, I had the honor of attending the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night as one of several guests invited by House Speaker John Boehner.  It was exciting to be there and to have the opportunity to witness this piece of history unfold before my eyes. After attending […]

You Are Amazing

My sincere thanks for your generosity over the past ten days. The outpouring of support for the families impacted by Superstorm Sandy has been extraordinary. Whether you have given a financial gift, donated life-saving blood, or volunteered your time, I’m so grateful to so many compassionate people like you in the Red Cross community, as […]

Be Still My Crossword Heart

American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern shares her delight at a recent NYTimes Crossword puzzle.

My Time at TEDMED

American Red Cross President and CEO shares her experience at TEDMED.

Red Cross Month: Story Time

Tears came to my eyes as I read his email. My stepson served in Iraq, and I also lost my father to cancer just before I joined the Red Cross so I could relate to his story on several levels.

Preparedness is Sexy

In the four years since they’ve been doing this, those executives have saved two lives because they were prepared with the right skills when someone needed help.

How Do You Aspire to Change the World in 2012?

Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross, talks about what she aspires to do in 2012.