Nicole Gray Conchar
Nicole Gray Conchar was the original Director of Development at Market House International, the public relations company set up in 2003, that in 2006 changed its name to the Stockholm Network. According to her 2004 profile on the archived Market House International website:
- Her career in public policy and think tank fundraising spans more than ten years. From 1992 to 1998, she was Director of Sponsor Services at the Cato Institute in Washington DC, responsible for raising high dollar contributions from individuals and for executing major donor events around the world. She moved to New York City in 1998 to become Development Director at School Choice Scholarships and, concurrently, Membership Director at the Manhattan Institute. In 2000, she became Director of Development at the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, New York and served as its interim President. She took leave of absence from the public policy and think tank world on two occasions to work on Steve Forbes' 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, helping to raise over one million dollars of funding for each campaign.
- Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom in 2003, Nicole was founding Executive Director of the Donald & Paula Smith Family Foundation [sometimes called the Smith Family Foundation]. The mission of the Foundation is to defend free speech and a free society. This is achieved through the critical examination of ideas and the sponsoring of public policy debates and related activities in the New York City area. Nicole has a B.A. in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics & Government from the American University in Washington DC and currently resides in Chiswick, London.
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