Virginia Sall

Co-founder, Sall Family Foundation

As co-founder and director of Sall Family Foundation, Virginia “Ginger” Sall has studied and worked in not-for-profit organizations for more than 30 years. Her focus is on complex local-to-global organizations addressing global health, poverty, conservation, and the environment – especially where these intersect to support healthy, sustainable lives for people in the developing world.

Ginger currently serves on the board of advisors for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, the advisory council for UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the external advisory council for the NC State Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education, and Engagement. She is a co-founder and trustee of Cary Academy, an innovative middle and high school in North Carolina.

Ginger volunteered for La Leche League to help mothers in her community breastfeed their babies; she also served on the board of La Leche League International 1995-2002, chaired the organization 2000-2002, and represented La Leche League International at the United Nations 2002-2008.

Ginger recently served on the board of directors for World Wildlife Fund, where she is currently a member of the National Council, and on the board of CARE International. 1991-2001, she served on the board of the School of Nursing Foundation at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been an external advisor to the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Ginger has worked as a systems programmer, software developer, technical consultant and statistical software trainer. She holds a B.A. in physics from Rice University and studied biostatistics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.Ginger joined CARE’s Board in 2005.