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Michelle Nunn

President and CEO of CARE USA

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Michelle Nunn leads more than 8,000 people working in more than 100 countries to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. In her nine years at the helm, CARE has taken its fundraising and impact to new levels, reaching more than 167 million people in 2023. CARE takes a holistic and innovative approach to crisis response, food and water, health, education and work, and climate change, and strives for its work and operations to be locally led, globally scalable, and gender equal. Nunn believes in human solidarity, that lasting impact comes from people advocating for change at the community level, and that the most powerful tools are often also the simplest. She co-founded the volunteer-mobilization nonprofit Hands On Atlanta, led its 2007 merger with President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light, and was Points of Light CEO for six years. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia with a major in history and minor in religion; earned a master’s in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and received a Kellogg Fellowship to study faith and social justice in more than 12 countries. She lives in Atlanta with her family.