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World Food Prize Foundation Announces Appointment of New Program Coordinator II, Administrative Operations and Archive


The World Food Prize Foundation announced today that Molly Hart had joined the staff as Program Coordinator II, Administrative Operations and Archive. In this position, Molly directly assesses, organizes and preserves collections through scanning and electronic record creation, while refining fundraising strategies, securing grants and maintaining donor relations. She also coordinates budgeting and transactions, while providing support to upper leadership.

“Molly's commitment to the World Food Prize Foundation is evident through her years of dedicated work in various roles, including active participation in our internship program when she was a collegiate student,” said Ambassador Terry Branstad, President, World Food Prize Foundation. “She brings an effective work ethic to the team, and has my highest confidence that she will work tirelessly to ensure the future of the World Food Prize Foundation’s mission.”

Before her assumed role as Programs Coordinator II, Ms. Hart served in a multitude of roles at the Altoona Public Library, working to standardize the circulation procedures and technology of books. Over her 9 years of employment, she not only coordinated and scheduled programming for adult-targeted events but also made widespread impacts in community engagement. Before her time at the Altoona Public Library, she worked in a part-time capacity with the World Food Prize Foundation as an Archival Intern, and then as an Archive Specialist.

“I truly think the mission of this organization, and the selfless efforts of individuals we work to honor is a large part of why I am excited to step into this role,” said Ms. Hart. “I love getting the opportunity to help preserve the history and the message of the World Food Prize and our laureates. It's inspiring seeing the impact that these hunger fighters have made through their work.”

In 2019, Ms. Hart earned an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and General Studies from Des Moines Area Community College. She later graduated from Grand View University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and in 2023 from Dominican University with an MA in Library and Information Science. Throughout her academic journey, Ms. Hart held various roles, such as an Inventory Intern at Jordan House Museum and a Page at Altoona Public Library.

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