Our global Board of Directors and our UK Trust Board of Trustees bring collective wisdom drawn from a diverse body of knowledge and experience. We honor their contributions as an integral part of our work to advance the rights and opportunities of children and youth worldwide.

Board of Directors


Gunjan Jain, Chair
Access Healthcare Services USA LLC
Dallas, TX

Edward E. Nusbaum, Treasurer
Grant Thornton International
London, United Kingdom

Melissa Schwartz, Secretary
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Washington, DC

Stephen Fiamma, Member at Large
Allen & Overly
New York, NY, and London, United Kingdom

Jennifer Altabef
Dallas, TX

Kevin Cavanaugh
King & Spalding
New York, NY

Michael Daffey
Goldman Sachs & Company
London, United Kingdom

Nicole Kamaleson
Parrett Laver
Chicago, IL

Shweta Siraj Mehta
Menlo Park, CA

Maria Vallejo-Nguyen
Columbia University
New York, NY


Global Fund for Children UK Trust was established in 2006 to expand our work in the United Kingdom and Europe. The UK Trust is registered as a charitable organization with the UK Charity Commission (UK charity number 1119544). It has its own board of trustees and governing charter.

Michael Daffey, Chair
Goldman Sachs & Company

Michel Antakly
Morgan Stanley

Jim Esposito
Goldman Sachs & Company

John K. Hepburn
Morgan Stanley (Europe) Ltd

Francesca Lagerberg
Grant Thornton

James Sheridan
Bay Capital

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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