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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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Dr. Ben Cipollini
Lead Data Scientist

Dr. Ben Cipollini leads data science for GivingTuesday, leveraging his expertise and passion to create a better understanding of giving trends and unleash more generosity.

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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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Caryn Stein
Chief Communications Officer

Caryn Stein works to expand awareness of GivingTuesday’s mission and impact, engage global stakeholders, and advance the conversation on driving systems change to unleash greater generosity.

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Catherine Mwendwa
Starling Regional Director, East Africa

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 200+ Communities across the United States.

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Cherisse Faith
Starling Regional Director, Asia Pacific

A former journalist and creative head, Cherisse now puts the skills she has picked up over the years in encouraging 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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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
Digital Strategy

Kathleen Murphy leads digital strategy for GivingTuesday.

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Madelaine Diaz
Program Associate

Madelaine supports GivingTuesday's programs.

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Staci Bruce
Communities

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

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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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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 Chief Executive Officer of Belfer Management LLC, a family investment firm. Laurence serves as Chair of the Board of the 92nd Street Y, where he founded the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact (“BCISI”). 

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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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Shijuade Kadree

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

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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

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