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Sara Ojjeh, Founder

Sara is a dedicated philanthropist and consultant with special interests in international development, global health and education, and human rights. She is a trained birth doula and strong advocate for maternal health and birth rights. Born to an American mother and French/Saudi Arabian father, Sara and her siblings were brought up in an international environment in Geneva, Switzerland. Together, they have worked for over a decade providing grants in over 12 countries in the areas of education, women’s and human rights and health, improving the lives of over half a million individuals.  Prior to receiving her Master’s degree in Fundraising and Grantmaking at New York University, Sara built Michael Kors’ corporate social responsibility platform including a successful partnership with the World Food Programme and the “Watch Hunger Stop” campaign. In 2013, Sara became a founding member of Maverick Collective, a ground-breaking philanthropic and advocacy initiative to transform the lives of girls and women around the world, co-chaired by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Norway Mette-Marit and Melinda Gates. Her pilot project is focused on bringing life-saving medications to pregnant women in Uganda, which is supported by a giving circle led by Sara.  

 

Lana Ojjeh-Lette, Co-Founder

With over 10 years experience as a private donor, Lana received her Master’s in Non-Governmental Organizations and Development from the London School of Economics in 2010 and went on to work at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. There, she took on an advocacy role, working with governments and large NGOs worldwide to fund and scale up proven impactful initiatives. Having grown up in Switzerland, and now living in London, Lana is in constant interaction with global young philanthropists and is dedicated to working together to maximize their potential as change catalysts. As a mother of two, she is passionate about equal access to healthcare and education on a global scale, with an emphasis on women and children.

 

Lia Ojjeh Martin, Co-Founder

After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Lia worked as an aid to the French Ambassador in London prior to seeking out more creative ways to address problem solving on a global scale.  In 2015, Lia completed her Master’s in the Teaching of Social Studies at Columbia University with the intention of using education as the main platform for effective social engagement.  Focusing on the next generation and the power for change that it holds, Lia draws from her experiences as an educator, private donor and volunteer when identifying and addressing social issues at various levels.