Charlie Gilmer

Officer, Private Donor Services

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Charlie joined CAF America in 2020 as a Private Donor Services Officer. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Government and a minor in Business Management and Organizational Leadership. Before joining CAF America, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Volunteer Leader by supporting American volunteers as well as the programming and training efforts of the Peace Corps in Vanuatu. Charlie has experience in intercultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitation, coaching and conflict resolution and uses those skills to better serve the donors of CAF America.

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What inspires me to do what I do
Living in a developing country for three years and seeing the positive impact of charities and grants. 

Nicknames
Charlie is my nickname for my legal name, Charles. 

Book that moved me
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

A person I’d love to meet
Ian McKellan

Likes
Meeting new people, kava, Candycrush, cooking with friends.

Slogans for life
“If it’s wet and it’s not yours, don’t touch it.” -My eighth grade science teacher

Guilty pleasure
Eating more than I should be able to. 

Something someone would be surprised to know about me
I’ve hiked four volcanoes, two of which were active. 

Thing that really baffles me
Time zones, money conversations, daylight savings.  Basically math. 

Favorite meal
Any kind of pasta.

Random fact about me
I’ve played the violin for sixteen years.

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