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    Former IBM Executive brings extensive technology expertise, fueling innovation and elevating technological capabilities in the nonprofit sector


    July 17, New York, New York – Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most influential evaluator of charities, announced today the appointment of Don Boulia as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With extensive experience in cloud platforms, software engineering, and product management, Boulia is set to lead technology initiatives and drive innovation.


     "In today's rapidly evolving technology landscape, it’s critically important that Charity Navigator stay at the forefront of innovation and proactively shape the future of the philanthropic space," said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator.“ Don's visionary leadership and transformative expertise will enable us to increase the depth of our ratings with improved metrics, seamless nonprofit data collection, and provide donors with a best-in-class giving experience through our Giving Basket.”


    Prior to joining Charity Navigator, Boulia held the role of Vice President of Cloud Engineering at IBM, where he demonstrated his expertise in strategy development and software engineering. With over 25 years of experience developing and delivering software for large enterprises and early-stage startups, Boulia brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for technological advancements to his new position.


    As CTO, Boulia will spearhead technology initiatives and drive digital transformation at Charity Navigator. His expertise in cloud platforms, Software-as-a-Service, middleware, and full-stack development will enhance the organization's technological infrastructure and amplify its impact.


    “I’m honored to join the Charity Navigator team and do my part in empowering donors and driving positive change in the philanthropic sector, ” said Don Boulia, “Together, we will harness the power of technology to unlock new opportunities and usher in a future where philanthropy can make an even greater impact.”


    About Charity Navigator

    Charity Navigator is a 501(c)(3) organization that guides intelligent giving with the nation's largest, most comprehensive charity evaluation tool. The organization helps donors easily identify U.S.-registered charities making a difference on the issues they care about most while helping charities better understand their donors, deliver on impact, increase awareness, and build trust. Learn more at



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