Dennis Ripley

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Dennis Ripley "is Opportunity International’s senior vice president of international business development, responsible for securing funds from government, multilateral and financial institution donors; overseeing Opportunity’s funding and investments in 28 countries; developing and managing strategic alliances with other NGOs, such as Habitat for Humanity and Compassion International, and co-leading strategic planning for Opportunity International U.S.

"Dennis’ interest in humanitarian issues began in the early 1980s with his church’s sponsorship of a refugee family and his own family’s fostering of two Vietnamese children. From 1988-1992, Dennis was founding president of Exodus World Service in Roselle, Illinois, a humanitarian agency devoted to mobilizing community groups, families and individuals on behalf of refugees settling in the United States. Prior to joining Exodus, he served as director of program services, vice president and director of World Relief Corporation’s Refugee Services.

"Dennis received a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri." [1]

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  1. Leadership Team, Opportunity International, accessed July 3, 2010.