Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director, Marie Reger served as Eva's Chief Financial Officer (CFO). During her tenure she provided the financial planning and strategy for the organization's growth from a $3m to $8m budget and created a new organization-wide accounting and payroll system to increase operational efficiency. As CFO, Marie worked closely with the Administrative Team, the Board of Directors and Finance Committee to fund existing and new programs that enhance the mission of Eva's Village to serve the poor. She managed all treasury functions for the organization, budgeting, cost controls, risk management and audits and was instrumental in achieving organizational goals through effective teamwork and fund raising practices.
Under Marie's capable financial management, Eva's Village has achieved five consecutive four-star ratings (the highest possible rating) by Charity Navigator.* In awarding the designation to Eva's Village, Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator noted that the rating "...indicates that Eva's Village consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This "exceptional" designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Eva's Village from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust".
Prior to joining Eva's Village, Marie was Division Controller for the New York Foundling Hospital and Assistant Controller for the New York Foundation For Senior Citizens. She also held auditor positions in the New York firms of Goldstein, Golub, Kessler & Co., and O'Connor, Davies & Co. Marie assumes her new role at Eva's with a strong base of nonprofit experience and a Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor's of Business Administration in Accounting.
* Charity Navigator is known as America's leading independent charity evaluator and works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability and Transparency of America's largest charities. Charity Navigator was selected as Best Charity Review Site in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine's "The Best List 2011".