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Pamela Hawley

Founder and CEO


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Why I am involved: "At the age of 12, I witnessed extreme poverty in Mexico. From this experience grew a lifelong commitment to service through social entrepreneurship. In 1999, I expanded my commitment as well as my understanding of the sector through international service trips and volunteering opportunities with various NGOs."

Ayuko Picot

Director of Operations and Recruiting

apicot@universalgiving.org
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Why I am involved: Having grown up in Japan and the US, I have been passionate about international service since a young age. In college, I studied abroad in Senegal, and through my graduate studies, I traveled multiple times to West Africa. Through these trips, I further developed my strong interest in working at an organization like UniversalGiving to collaborate with international NGOs and to address global poverty.

Omkumar Mariappan

Software Engineer

omariappan@universalgiving.org
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Why I am involved: "It's my belief that Technology can have a greater impact in removing the poverty level in developing countries and improving the lives of millions of underprivileged people."

Natalia Junger

Senior Associate, Corporate Service

njunger@universalgiving.org
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Why I am involved: During my life, I have always had contact with people from other countries and after living in Berlin and in London, I finally decided to come to San Francisco, a city where many residents had the same beliefs and view of the world that I did. I came looking for my dream job, to work with passion. It has been a journey to get here, but definitely a worthy one, as I am finally doing what I feel is right, helping others and making positive changes in herself and the world. I am extremely happy to be working in this area and CSR projects with social and environmental impact.

Aung Ye Tun

Associate, QA and NGO Services

ayetun@universalgiving.org
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Why I am involved: My interest has always been to combine my passion for social change and technical skills to assist various nonprofits prior to UniversalGiving. Previously, I served as a Data Analyst for Farmer's Business Network assisting agronomists develop an online social platform. During college, I supported a education nonprofit for people with developmental disabilities as a Software Engineer Intern.

Andrew Tertes

Bookkeeper

atertes@universalgiving.org
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Why I am involved:

Volunteers and Special Contributors

Max McCormick


Max McCormick is the founding engineer of UniversalGiving. Max met Pamela in 2001 and worked pro-bono for several weeks to help brainstorm about the website, create the data model, and build the service. While involved in a host of other creative engineering and musical projects, Mr. McCormick continues to stay involved and support UniversalGiving.

Rupa Bose

Financial Consultant


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Why I am involved: "I appreciate the opportunity to work with Universal Giving, which is doing such good work. It's really a privilege."


Debi Gunders

Executive Officer, Marketing

dgunders@universalgiving.org
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Debi Gunders advises UniversalGiving on marketing and brand strategy initiatives. In her role, Ms. Gunders works extensively with UniversalGiving's public and corporate services to design, develop and expand targeted marketing strategies.


Laurie Wagner

Marketing Strategist

lwagner@universalgiving.org
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Why I am involved: "UniversalGiving provides the opportunity to contribute professional experience to an organization that makes a real and positive difference in the lives of others around the world. The team's professionalism, idealism and effectiveness ensure that maximum benefit is delivered to those in need."

In Memory

Brandon Solem

Web Developer


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Why I am involved: Brandon Solem joined UniversalGiving in the Fall of 2011 as a Web Developer. He excelled at UniversalGiving, although his time with us was short, and he fearlessly and voraciously tackled a very complex homepage re-coding project with aplomb.

We will all love and cherish Brandon's positive spirit. He is a model for us in attitude: kind, sincerely wanting to serve, ever gracious.

Pawel Modelewski


Pawel Modelewski first joined UniversalGiving in the Summer of 2005 while on a student exchange program from Poland. He was quickly promoted to Special Projects Advisor for the CEO at UniversalGiving due to his sincere desire to serve both the organization and our worldwide communities.

Pawel's unique role included relationship management, database customization, and specific projects for the CEO. Perhaps more than the excellent quality of his work, it was the cheerful and dedicated way in which Pawel approached his daily tasks that has most impacted UniversalGiving. Pawel's enthusiasm, love of learning, and zest for life touched all of us on the UniversalGiving Team. A cherished colleague and friend, Pawel is missed. His contribution to UniversalGiving's vision and culture are irreplaceable; his gentle, kind spirit continues to inspire us in our daily efforts to serve others.

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