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.
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.
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.
GFC does not support local offices or affiliates of international organizations, or efforts to support or oppose candidates for public office. We do not support evangelism or proselytizing, or programs that require adherence to or conversion to religious doctrine; organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation; or groups that support violent activities or violate criminal law.
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.