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Philanthropy

Laura Spero

In Nepal, where oral decay is the most prevalent childhood illness and adults fully expect to lose all their teeth as they age, Laura Spero established Jevaia Oral Health Care to provide sustainable, community-based rural dental care.

Brooke Stern with Ugandan Children

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Nurse and founder of Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.), Brooke Stern with children in Uganda.

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Nurse and founder of Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.), Brooke Stern with children in Uganda.

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Catherine Lieber Shimony

From American Jewish World Service to Global Goods Partners, Catherine Lieber Shimony has dedicated her career to international development, helping women across the globe develop the skills they need to better support their families and lead their communities.

Amy Lehman

After being stranded by a typhoon in an isolated region of Sub-Saharan Africa, Amy Lehman was driven to provide health care for the communities there by creating the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Care Clinic/Water-based Aid, Value, Engagement.

Melissa Kushner

Having lost her own father at an early age, Melissa Kushner founded goods for good to ensure that orphans in impoverished countries were not left without support.

Danielle Butin

Danielle Butin created the Afya Foundation to bring much-needed medical supplies to crisis-stricken communities, providing aid after the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the 2011 Japanese tsunami, 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, and the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari

Using Israeli innovations in solar technology, Sivan Borowich-Ya’ari created Innovation: Africa to bring more reliable electricity to developing communities throughout Africa.

Laura Spero

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Photo of Laura Spero.
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Photo of Laura Spero.

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Catherine Lieber Shimony

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Catherine Lieber Shimony.

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Catherine Lieber Shimony.

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Amy Lehman

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Doctor and LTFHC/WAVE founder Amy Lehman.

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Doctor and LTFHC/WAVE founder Amy Lehman.

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