Last month Chronicle of Philanthropy reporter Caroline Bermudez sat down with new Special Olympics CEO Janet Froetscher to learn what was on the agenda for 2014. Froetscher wants the world at large to start seeing Special Olympics as the world's largest public health program for people with intellectual disabilities. "Building community is a priority," Froetscher said. "People don't understand we're not just a game, but it's an ongoing interaction that we have with people, volunteers and families." International fundraising will also be another priority. Seventy-five percent of Special Olympics' athletes are outside the United States, with the largest contingents in India and China.
About Christy White: I serve as the Director of Global Media and Public Relations for Special Olympics.