French-American Foundation selects new president with fundraising background
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The French-American Foundation, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to supporting relations between the two longtime allies, has appointed a new president with an extensive fundraising background.

The group announced on Wednesday that Caroline Naralasetty will take the helm and oversee efforts to aid transatlantic relations in government, business, public policy and culture. Naralasetty has served as director of development at the bilingual French-English school Lycée Français de New York since 2017.

“The Foundation's innovative programs and extensive web of relationships on both sides of the Atlantic play a critical role in strengthening the essential French-American relationship,” she said in a statement. “I am honored to be part of this important work.”


The organization was founded in 1976 to bring together French and American policymakers and professionals and often hosts policy-focused transatlantic forums. It also offers a competitive Young Leaders Program, whose alumni include former President Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows MORE, Los Angeles Mayor Eric GarcettiEric GarcettiBiden administration in talks with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post: reports Hillicon Valley: DOJ to review cyber challenges | Gaetz, House Republicans want to end funding for postal service surveillance | TikTok gets new CEO Mass vaccination site at Dodger Stadium to shut down by May MORE (D) and French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronThousands protest in French cities in fight against climate change Biden to record video message for 'Vax Live' concert EU leaders criticize Biden push to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents: Not a 'magic bullet' MORE.

Naralasetty previously served as corporate vice president for the fundraising consulting firm CCS, providing counsel to clients like Carnegie Hall, Pace University and Columbia Business School.

She succeeds Emeline Foster, who has served as executive director of the foundation for more than four years.

French-American Foundation Chairman Allan Chapin said Naralasetty “brings a wealth of unparalleled achievement and experience” to the position.