Founder and Board Member, The Global Fund for Children
Visiting Scholar, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Maya Ajmera is the Founder of The Global Fund for Children (GFC), a philanthropic intermediary whose mission is to make small grants to innovative, community-based organizations working with some of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth. She is also the co-author of several Global Fund for Children books, including Children from Australia to Zimbabwe and Faith.
Maya serves on the boards of directors of Echoing Green, the Washington Area Women’s Foundation, The Global Fund for Children, and New Global Citizens. She also serves on the advisory board to numerous philanthropic entities including the American India Foundation, Global Philanthropy Forum and the Emerging Markets Foundation. Recently, Maya was appointed as a trustee of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She also served as a trustee of the Blue Moon Fund.
Maya received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bryn Mawr College and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.