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Alix de Nicolay opened the independent, affiliated Helen Keller Europe Paris office in 1998 with the two-fold mission of raising funds and increasing visablity for Helen Keller Intl in Europe. This includes identifying and building relationships with European corporate, institutional, and foundation partners; raising awareness through events and media relations; and overseeing European funded programing including PlanVue, a French school-based program established in 2018 that provides vision care for low-income neighborhoods. Mrs. de Nicolay works closely with and reports to the Paris Board of Trustees.

Mrs. de Nicolay was formerly in charge of development for the French American Foundation in New York. She has previously worked for several French and American corporations, UNICEF’s Special Events Section, and the Department of Information at the United Nations Secretariat. She joined Helen Keller in December 1998 and is based in Paris.