CURE Announces Hiring of Two Key Team Members

For immediate release: June 17, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Austin Stone, Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) announced today the hires of two new key team members, Michael Catell and Tyler Yzaguirre, to accelerate CURE’s ability to fight poverty and restore dignity through scholarship supporting faith, freedom, and personal responsibility. 

Mr. Catell is CURE’s new Vice President of Development. Working primarily in the fundraising space, Mr. Catell has 27 years of professional experience, most recently serving as Director of Development for the Bill of Rights Institute and, before that, as Assistant Vice President of Development for the Media Research Center. At the same time, Mr. Catell is a robust community leader, serving in key roles for the Boy Scouts of America, the Rotary Club of Stafford, and his church.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and is a proud father of six, grandfather of three, and husband to his wife Jeanine. 

Mr. Yzaguirre is CURE’s new Director of Donor Relations. After seven years of experience working for nonprofits and political action committees, Mr. Yzaguirre has become an expert in fundraising, development, and marketing. During that time, he gave his all fighting for Americans’ constitutional liberties. Mr. Yzaguirre graduated from the University of Delaware in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and dual minors in Spanish and History. 

Mr. Catell and Mr. Yzaguirre bring years of experience and influence in conservative politics to help CURE bolster its capabilities and network in Washington. Their hires will bring a combination of important professional and personal experience that will significantly augment CURE’s mission to provide conservative, market-based solutions to poverty and racial inequality. 

“We are delighted to welcome Mike and Tyler to the CURE team,” said Stone. “Their experience with building engaged communities of strong supporters will help CURE do more than raise money—it will help us raise ambassadors for our mission.” 

The Center for Urban Renewal & Education is a policy and research center that is dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish. 

For more information, please go to CUREpolicy.org or contact [email protected].

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