Global Action for Children

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"Since we first formed under the direction of Jennifer Delaney, Global Action for Children has used our voice to speak out for kids in some very influential arenas. ..

"As Congress prepared to launch the multibillion dollar President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003, child advocates grew concerned. Orphans and vulnerable children, who were paying a terrible price for the AIDS epidemic, yet had little access to support and treatment, were being overlooked. To give a voice to these children, 20 nongovernmental, faith-based and student groups pooled their expertise and grassroots networks....

"Shortly after, with the support of a grant from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, the coalition became Global Action for Children. Since then, GAC has been incorporated into an independent nonprofit with successes that impact millions of children". [1]


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Accessed January 2011: [3]

  • Angelina Jolie, Co-Chair, Jolie-Pitt Foundation - Honorary Chairperson
  • Paul Zeitz, Executive Director, Global AIDS Alliance - Chairperson
  • Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS - Secretary and Treasurer
  • Amb. Mark R. Dybul, MD, Co-Director, Georgetown University O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law - Director
  • Kul Gautam, Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF
  • Kathy Postel Kretman, Ph.D., Director, Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership - Director
  • Susan McCue, President & Chief Executive Officer, Message Global LLC - Director
  • Diana Aubourg Millner, Senior Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst, Bread for the World - Director
  • Richard C. Powell, Chief Operating Officer, Burson-Marsteller - Director



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  1. History, Jolie-Pitt Foundation, accessed January 24, 2011.
  2. Staff, Global Action for Children, accessed January 24, 2011.
  3. Board, Global Action for Children, accessed January 24, 2011.