Rebecca Caldwell, chief corporate and foundation relations officer, is a high-energy leader, experienced fundraiser, collaborator and strategic planner. Rebecca has an important mix of strong corporate and nonprofit experience, a passion for education, and a belief that effective technology can catalyze community change. Rebecca believes that relationships based on trust and performance lead to true and mutually beneficial corporate, nonprofit and individual partnerships.
Prior to joining ISTE, Rebecca served as director of corporate relations at United Way Worldwide, headquarters for United Way, the world’s largest privately held nonprofit. At United Way Worldwide, Rebecca focused on deepening relationships with Fortune 500 corporations through fundraising, corporate social responsibility impacting work alignment, cause marketing and sponsorship opportunities. Prior to joining United Way Worldwide, Rebecca held key positions at Sprint’s headquarters, where she worked for 15 years developing national initiatives for employee engagement, volunteerism, sponsorship and brand marketing. She advised on CSR programs, such as the Sprint Foundation’s education funding, and represented the company in many national forums on philanthropy.
Rebecca has served in leadership positions for corporate and nonprofit organizations and has supported K-12 programs and initiatives through funding throughout her corporate career. Her fundraising and engagement strategies drove increased participation and giving in corporate social responsibility, consumer marketing and sponsorships.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism focused on public relations and advertising and a minor in sociology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.