Our Ambassadors are a group of people of influence with a passion for advancing GFC’s mission to partner with local organizations that help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.

Ambassadors bring GFC and its partners to new audiences and amplify GFC’s work in their individual communities and globally.

Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassador
Susan Chardy is a Zambian-English model, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She has worked with global brands including Cosmopolitan, Rimmel London, Yves Rocher, L’oreal, Pantene, and Bentley. For 16 years, she served as an ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, helping to raise awareness and funds, and hosting events in London and New York. In 2008, Susan founded an events agency and through her role as a creative events curator, she established "Wimby Wednesday", an annual pre-Wimbledon fundraiser that introduces different causes to guests. She is a proud mother, wife, and lover of life who is deeply passionate about helping others. Susan continues to find ways to give back and brings this commitment to her role as a GFC Global Ambassador. She is especially excited about supporting communities and helping them grow, having seen firsthand the transformative value local communities can bring when equipped with the skills and tools needed to improve lives.
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Global Ambassador
Zuri Hall is an Emmy Award–winning TV personality and host, currently watched nightly on NBC’s Access Hollywood. She also brings the energy and empathy for which she is best known as a co-host of NBC’s hit prime-time summer series American Ninja Warrior. Zuri is a seasoned host on the red carpet during awards season, from the Emmys to the Oscars. She also has her own YouTube channel with millions of views, as well as a popular lifestyle and mental wellness podcast for millennial women called “Zuri Hall’s Hot Happy Mess,” which she both executive produces and hosts in partnership with iHeartMedia and Black Effect. Zuri proudly hails from the inner city of Toledo, Ohio, and is passionate about social impact and justice, especially work that supports and empowers underserved youth and their communities. She fronts the partnership between Access Hollywood and the Black and Missing Foundation, amplifying the stories of missing people of color and highlighting cold cases. She was a panelist on Bravo's televised special “Race in America: Our Vote Counts" and gave the keynote speech for her hometown NAACP chapter's annual Freedom Fund Banquet. She also participated in the Ad Council's “Know Your Girls” campaign (in partnership with Susan G. Komen) to raise breast cancer awareness for Black women. Zuri is most active on Instagram, and can be found on most social media platforms at @ZuriHall. As a GFC ambassador, Zuri is excited to raise awareness about GFC’s work and assist GFC’s efforts to encourage, support, and empower youth.
Boris Kodjoe
Global Ambassador
Boris Kodjoe is an actor, director, producer, investor, and philanthropist. He currently stars in the final season of the ABC Grey’s Anatomy spin-off hit series Station 19. His movies have grossed over $1 billion at the box office and he is best known for his roles in House of Cards, The Last Man on Earth, Brown Sugar, Soul Food, the Resident Evil franchise, and The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Boris is a German/Ghanaian dual citizen who received his bachelor's degree in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University where he attended on a tennis scholarship. He has 25+ years of business development and advisory expertise in entertainment, media, and tech. Boris co-founded “Full Circle Festival” that brings together business leaders, cultural influencers, and government officials to create synergies around economic development and Africa-focused investment opportunities. Its annual Full Circle Economic Conference features heads of states and other key stakeholders, aims to create a mindset shift from charity and aid dependency to investing in the African continent. He and his wife, Nicole Ari Parker support health and wellness initiatives for underserved communities via their Kodjoe Family Foundation. Their recently launched “Love All Scholarship Program” supports black high school students who show promise in the classroom and on the tennis court and aims to give black students an opportunity to develop their talents to gain access to a college education. In 2010 the Kodjoe Family Foundation was a founding partner of the Center for Spina Bifida Prevention along with Emory University in Atlanta.
Global Ambassador
Nataly Michel is an elite fencing champion who represented Mexico at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She discovered fencing when she was ten years old and today, is considered one of the most important fencers in Mexican history. Her sports career includes 11 national championships, the first of which she won at the age of 14, making her the youngest athlete to achieve such a title. Smashing gender stereotypes in the world of sports since she was a child, as a GFC Ambassador Nataly plans to use her voice and her experiences to encourage gender justice and youth power within the Americas.

Regional Ambassadors

Ambassador, New York City Area
Ty Fujimura is an entrepreneur, volunteer writer, speaker, sometime podcaster, climber, design enthusiast, and wannabe chef. He is the father of two (and an #autismdad!). He splits his time between Harlem in New York City and Fair Lawn, NJ. His life purpose is to be a good steward of his family, community, and the world. He does this through his professional pursuits and volunteer roles, including the GFC Ambassadorship. Ty has proudly supported GFC since 2015 and is always excited to introduce more people to the organization’s powerful model that is creating positive, permanent change in the world.

Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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