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GivingTuesday Team and Board

GivingTuesday Team

GivingTuesday is a large global movement co-led by entrepreneurial changemakers around the world. The organization's small staff serves as the nucleus for the movement.

Asha Curran
CEO

Asha Curran is CEO of GivingTuesday, and co-founder of the global generosity movement.

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Brandon Salesberry
Finance

Brandon Salesberry manages GivingTuesday's financial operations. He has more than 15 years of experience in all levels of operations, finance, administration, facility, IT and volunteer management. 

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Catherine Mwendwa
Director, Africa Hub

Formerly a GivingTuesday global leader for Kenya, Catherine has worked in the philanthropy sector for over 8 years driving conversations, research, and action in philanthropy policy and fundraising.

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Celeste Flores
Communities

Celeste Flores supports and mobilizes GivingTuesday’s network of 250+ Communities across the United States.

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Charlotte Arnø Storebakken
Starling Regional Director, Europe

Charlotte works as Educational Program Manager at The Norwegian Fundraising Association/Fundraising Norge) and serves as the global leader for Giving Tuesday in Norway since 2017.

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Cherisse Faith Beh
Learning & Engagement, Global

A former journalist, Cherisse encourages people to give back and to build positive attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities at Special Olympics Asia Pacific.

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Dr. Corneil Montgomery
Strategy and Partnerships

Dr. Corneil Montgomery guides GivingTuesday's strategic partnerships and programs to build relationships across sectors and unleash generosity worldwide.

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Dante Plush
Youth Engagement

Dante Plush works on GivingTuesday's youth engagement strategy, empowering young people across the globe to take action on important social issues.

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Esteban Oyarzo
Starling Regional Director for Mexico, Central & South America

Esteban Oyarzo is the former organizer of the #UnDiaParaDar regional movement and serves as the Starling Collective's Regional Director for Mexico, Central and South America

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Jesse Bourns
Technology

Jesse Bourns supports the strategy and design of GivingTuesday's technology infrastructure and content delivery systems.

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Jessica Schneider
Chief Operating Officer

Jessica Schneider is focused on establishing and scaling systems that balance the long-term sustainability of the organization with the movement’s culture of innovation and adaptability.

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João Paulo Vergueiro
Starling Regional Director, Brazil

João Paulo is the CEO for the ABCR, the Brazilian Fundraisers Association. Since 2014 he has been leading Dia de Doar, the local version of GivingTuesday, an inspiring movement that is engaging more Brazilians every year.

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Kait Sheridan
Director, Global

Kait Sheridan manages the community of Global Leaders for GivingTuesday.

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Kathleen Murphy Toms
Digital Strategy

Kathleen Murphy Toms leads digital strategy for GivingTuesday.

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Kavita Mathew
Programs and Partnerships Director, India Hub

Kavita is a part of GivingTuesday's team in India and heads Programs and Partnerships for the movement in the region.

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Lexa Wilson
Technology Manager

Lexa ensures the smooth execution of GivingTuesday's large portfolio of data and technology initiatives.

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Madelaine Diaz
Programs

Madelaine supports GivingTuesday's programs.

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Nasra Ismail
Senior Director, Global Strategy & Operations

Nasra A. Ismail brings over 10 years of international development experience in Africa and Asia to her role as Senior Director, Global Strategy & Operations.  

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Parsa Torabian
Senior Data Scientist

Parsa Torabian focuses on sector-wide research, technology, and data infrastructure, supporting the GivingTuesday Data Commons and distilling insights from and for the global movement.

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Priyanka Dutt
India Hub Director

Priyanka is part of GivingTuesday’s team in India

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Staci Bruce
Communities

Staci Bruce facilitates GivingTuesday's leadership community and collaboration with networks.

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Shareeza Bhola
Chief Communications Officer

Shareeza is GivingTuesday's Chief Communications Officer

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Victoria Leonhardt
Leadership Manager for U.S. Communities

Victoria supports U.S. based Community Campaign Leaders.

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Woodrow Rosenbaum
Chief Data Officer

Woodrow Rosenbaum is GivingTuesday’s Chief Data Officer, leading groundbreaking research and analysis of individual giving behaviors.

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Z. J. Jallah
Starling Regional Director, Canada and United States

Jallah serves as the Global Leader for GivingTuesday Liberia, and is the founder and board chair of YESLiberia, Inc. a youth-focus organization that provides educational support to students across Liberia.

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GivingTuesday Board
Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator. She is a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and star of the Emmy-nominated documentary “Rise Above.”

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Anita Gallagher
Board Secretary

Anita Gallagher is Director of InnovaSocial, a social impact consultancy specializing in strategic planning and marketing for nonprofits and serves as leader of #GivingTuesday México, known locally as #UnDíaParaDar.

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Asim Ijaz Khwaja

Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the Director of the Center for International Development and the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School,

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Hilary Pennington

Hilary Pennington serves as Executive Vice President for Program at the Ford Foundation.

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Jeffrey Walker
Board Treasurer

Jeff Walker is Chairman of New Profit, a social change investment fund, and is Vice-Chair in the WHO/CHAP Venture focused on front line health.

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Laurence D. Belfer

Laurence D. Belfer is the Chief Executive Officer of Belfer Management LLC, a diversified family investment firm.

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Jeffrey L. Bradach

Jeff Bradach is the co-founder and former managing partner of The Bridgespan Group.

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Rob Reich
Board Chair

Rob is a Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and the author of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.

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Sara Lomelin

Sara Lomelin is the founding CEO of Philanthropy Together.

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Shijuade Kadree

Shijuade Kadree serves as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Snap Inc.

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Jonathan Soros

Jonathan Soros is Chief Executive Officer of JS Capital Management LLC, a private investment firm, and together with his wife Jennifer, Mr. Soros is also co-founder of Give Lively LLC, a social enterprise to facilitate philanthropic giving.

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Z. J. Jallah

Z. J. Jallah is a Senior Business Analyst at Geisinger Health Plan System and serves as the Global Leader for GivingTuesday Liberia. 

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Asha Curran
CEO

Asha Curran is CEO of GivingTuesday, and co-founder of the global generosity movement.

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Leadership Supporter

Additional Generous Support

MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett
Laurence and Carolyn Belfer
Hillary Pennington
Rob Reich
Drs. Gail and Leonard Saltz
Jennifer and Jonathan Allen Soros
Walker Family Foundation