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Meet Our Donor Tour Guides

Karen Ansara

In 2010 Karen cofounded the Haiti Fund with TBF, which made grants in HAITI for five years, and then evolved into the Haiti Development Insitute (HDI.) She serves on the boards of HDI, MCE Social Capital, and the Millennium Campus Network and is an advisor to the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, the Irish International Immigrant Center, and Boston University’s Pardee School for Global Studies.

Nina Blackwell

Nina Blackwell is the Executive Director of the Firelight Foundation, donor-enabled philanthropic fund which allows individual and foundation donors to support catalytic community-based organizations in Africa that are working to build smart, sustainable and scalable solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth. Through a mix of capital and bespoke mentoring, Firelight helps these community-based organizations realize their own collective visions of safe, strong and nurturing environments where children and youth thrive and can fulfill their potential.

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