A new chapter at Global Citizen Year

Dear friends,

After 12 years building and leading Global Citizen Year from a seed of an idea to the thriving institution it’s become, the time has come for me to pass the baton.

I’m enormously proud of what we have built, and we wouldn’t be here without your support.

Today, we have a network of nearly 2,000 alumni worldwide, a talented global team, an aspirational brand, and the strongest financial position in our history. The organization is in the best place we’ve ever been – which makes this the right moment to make this transition.

I’m pleased to announce that Erin Lewellen will be taking the reins as our new Chief Executive Officer. Erin has been my partner for 8 years and her skills and savvy have been instrumental in getting us to where we are today. She is an outstanding operator and team-builder who has the utmost trust of our staff, alumni and board. I have every confidence in her ability to guide the team to implement our strategy, and to be resilient and responsive in these unpredictable times.

With Erin at the helm, I’ve decided to take a (long overdue!) sabbatical this summer. I’m excited to create some space to pause, reflect, and dream. On my return, I look forward to designing my most impactful role in Global Citizen Year’s next chapter – catalyzing our mission, and inspiring the broader movement we’re building.

With heartfelt gratitude,


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Global Citizen Year is moving forward as part of our new, larger brand: Tilting Futures. New name, same mission, expanded programs and impact.