CARE, Atlanta, USA
Michelle Nunn is president and CEO of CARE USA, a global poverty-fighting organization that works in 90 countries and reached more than 72 million people in 2014. Michelle has spent 25 years in civic and public service, as a social entrepreneur, a nonprofit CEO and a candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia. She co-founded the volunteer-mobilization organization Hands On Atlanta before engineering its merger with Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. She served as its CEO from 2007-2013. The NonProfit Times has named Michelle seven times to its annual “Power and Influence Top 50” list of change agents from the nonprofit sector. Georgia Trend magazine named Michelle one of its “100 Most Influential Georgians,” and the Anti-Defamation League awarded her its 2005 Touch of Liberty. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, Nunn majored in history with a minor in religion. She received a Kellogg Fellowship to study faith and social justice in more than a dozen countries, from Peru to Namibia to Jordan. Nunn earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she received the prestigious Public Service Fellowship.