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Upbring Names 2017 CFO of the Year Award Nominee as Finance Director | Upbring

AUSTIN, TX – December 19, 2017 – – Upbring, a nonprofit organization working to break the cycle of child abuse, is pleased to welcome Holly Raymond as senior vice president of finance. As a direct report to the chief executive officer, Raymond’s responsibilities include strategic planning, financial reporting, cash management, budget preparation, and contract review and approval.

Raymond brings 15 years’ experience in nonprofit strategy, finance and operations advisement to her new role.

“At Upbring, every strategic decision we make is designed to help children build the bright futures they deserve,” Upbring CEO Dr. Kurt Senske said. “Holly will help ensure we continue to serve as good stewards of our resources and strategically allocate them to achieve maximum impact. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector will be an asset as she and the rest of our senior leadership team position Upbring to meet the changing needs of children, families and communities long into the future.”

Holly RaymondRaymond most recently served as chief financial officer of Common Threads, a national nonprofit that teaches nutrition and cooking skills to children and families in underserved communities. Her work in shaping a strategic roadmap for the organization earned her a nomination for the Austin Business Journal’s CFO of the Year award in 2017 and enabled the organization’s broad expansion of child nutrition initiatives into new regions.

Prior to joining Common Threads, Raymond served as vice president of finance and operations for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. She has also held leadership roles in the nonprofit advisory practice for Maxwell Locke & Ritter, LLP and Ernst & Young’s assurance and advisory business services.

Raymond earned her bachelor’s and master’s in professional accountancy from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Upbring

Upbring is a leading Texas-based, faith-inspired nonprofit organization working to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring partners with federal, state and local government agencies, community groups, small businesses, large corporations and dedicated individuals to deliver services that produce measurable progress toward five key markers of every child’s well-being: safety, life skills, education, health and vocation. Upbring benefits nearly 30,000 families each year with its life-changing programs—including foster care, adoption, education, children’s centers and community services. While Upbring has evolved over more than 135 years of service, our organization remains firmly focused on delivering evidence-based programs and services that address the root causes of child abuse and neglect. For more information, please visit


Angela Nazworth, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Upbring

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