FORMER APPLE AND MICROSOFT EXECUTIVE MICHAEL DONLAN TO LEAD CHILD RESCUE COALITION AS CEO

  • December 11, 2023

Carly Yoost, Founder and Chairman of the Board Continues to Shape the Future of Child Rescue Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOCA RATON, Fla., December 11, 2023 – Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a leading nonprofit dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse, announces the appointment of Michael Donlan as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This significant move reflects the organization’s unwavering commitment to child protection and marks a pivotal chapter in CRC’s impactful journey.


Michael Donlan brings an impressive background in technology and leadership to CRC. His distinguished career includes senior executive roles at renowned companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle. It was a unanimous decision among the board and leadership that Michael’s extensive leadership experience and a brilliant technical mind made him the perfect choice to lead Child Rescue Coalition into the future as CEO.


“While Michael Donlan’s technical and leadership accomplishments are impressive, what truly sets him apart is his dedication to projects that make a positive impact on children and society. His passion for the ‘greater good’ and the belief in ‘paying it forward’ make him an ideal fit for CRC,” said Carly Yoost, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Child Rescue Coalition.


Under Michael Donlan’s leadership, CRC stands at a pivotal moment of growth, with numerous opportunities on the horizon. These opportunities include increasing law enforcement collaborations, new technology offerings, and a greater global impact. Michael Donlan reaffirms that the fight against child sexual abuse is evolving, and CRC is committed to growing and tackling the challenge.


“I believe that we all have a responsibility to make a positive impact on the lives of children and one of the most effective ways to do that is by empowering them to reach their true potential,” said Donlan, Child Rescue Coalition’s Chief Executive Officer. “I am looking forward to working with our current partners and engaging with new ones to ensure that every child is safe, supported, and has the chance to thrive in today’s digital age.”


As part of this transition, CRC reiterates Yoost’s pivotal role as the Founder, ensuring continuity and dedication in the fight against child exploitation.


Over the last decade, CRC achieved an average of two to three predator arrests per day, totaling more than 14,800 arrests. Yoost emphasizes the collective effort to protect children, stating, “It takes an army of people to make an impact.” Yoost worked with her to team to unify law enforcement, donors, technologists, survivors, private companies, and dedicated individuals, creating a true coalition.
Throughout her 10-year journey with CRC, Yoost showed commitment by never taking a salary. She remains dedicated to seeing CRC flourish, believing that Donlan is the right person to amplify the nonprofit’s global impact.


“I am so proud of the impact we’ve made over the last 10 years and can’t wait to see what the next 10 years hold,” said Yoost.


Donlan adds, “I don’t view this as Carly leaving the organization, I am joining the journey. It’s more of ‘1 plus 1 equals 5’.”


For more information about Child Rescue Coalition, visit www.childrescuecoalition.org.

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