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Our world is complex, and truly effective solutions require a holistic approach. That’s what makes WE Charity unique—our full-circle thinking and approach to international development and domestic empowerment programs. WE Charity works to ensure high impact, accountability, transparency, efficiencies and innovation. Our models of engagement and operations ensure the most effective use of your donations. We help you—whether a student with a jar of pennies or a corporation looking to partner—make the maximum impact on the issues you are most passionate about.
The board of directors is composed of leading experts on finance, governance, business, education and social justice who oversee the organization in North America and the United Kingdom. In addition to guiding the work of the charity, the board provides legal and financial oversight—including the review and approval of the annual budget, oversight and approval of independent audits, the ongoing review of WE Charity’s financial well-being, the selection and appointment of the executive director, the nomination and appointment of new board members, and independently reviewing and guiding WE Charity’s domestic and international projects.
She is the Chair of the WE Charity Board of Directors in Canada, and for the past three decades Michelle has worked as a federal public servant in Canada, where she currently serves as the Director of International Relations for the Canadian Department of Justice. Michelle provides policy support and advice to the federal Minister of Justice, and has represented Canada at international meetings of the Commonwealth, the Organization of American States and at G7 economic summits.
A leading expert on social justice and service-learning education, Dr. Jonathan White has served on the Board of Directors for WE Charity, USA for the past 17 years. He is an activist, academic and mentor. Jonathan became involved after asking brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger to speak to his students about their burgeoning youth movement. He attended and presented at many of the earliest Take Action Camps and traveled on the second-ever ME to WE Trip to Kenya.
“I’ve had the privilege of visiting schools and seeing the work of WE Charity firsthand. I’ve talked to so many teachers and students who participate in WE Schools programming, and I know the incredible power this service-learning model has to inspire young people to lead with conviction and compassion.”Gerry Connelly