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SPF Global Board

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Natalie Voll | GB President

As President and co-founder of SPF, Natalie oversees all SPF branches and departments globally. She believes that improving educational and vocational opportunities for youths worldwide is crucial to overcoming poverty, inequality, and hardship. Natalie studied Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in New York, where she founded the SPF Columbia branch. In her free time, Natalie likes doing yoga, reading non-fiction, and exploring new places and food. 

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Annabelle Noha | GB Marketing - Communication

As head of Communications, Annabelle works on SPF's content pipeline, managing all social media platforms and advertising SPF's charity projects. Together with Ann Sophie, she is responsible for the organization's global brand strategy and image. Having a passion for social change from a young age, Annabelle was involved in the first-ever SPF branch at the International School of Frankfurt. She has since gone on to study Finance and Global Business at New York University and opened a SPF Branch at her university. Besides her SPF involvement and schoolwork, Annabelle greatly enjoys trying out new dishes when cooking and baking. 

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Ann Sophie Wisser | GB Marketing - Technology

As head of Technology and co-founder, Ann Sophie takes care of SPF's website, google analytics, and generates the newsletter program. Together with Annabelle, she is responsible for the organization's global brand strategy and image. Ann Sophie firmly believes that education builds the foundation for continuous improvement in the quality of life and economic development; as a fundamental right, it should be available and accessible to all. She is pursuing a degree in Economics at the University of Mannheim in Germany. In her free time, Ann Sophie enjoys reading Bloomberg Opinions' latest posts and following digital artists. 

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Carlos Marti Artes de Arcos | GB Operations

As head of Operations, Carlos manages all existing branches, ensures efficient communication with the global board, and oversees their short and long-term goals.  He has a passion for helping others and believes that safe and accessible education is key for growth and equality. Carlos first joined SPF as a branch president at ESADE University back in 2019, where he is pursuing a double degree in Law and Business Management. In his free time, he loves boxing, riding motorcycles, and skiing.

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Elias is both co-founder and SPF's head of Finance. He initiates new donation campaigns and manages the foundation's finances. Devoted to his strong belief in the right to education and equality for children, he actively shaped SPF into the student-led charity it is today. Elias graduated from Warwick Business School in the UK, where he studied Management and is currently working in Frankfurt. Besides number-crunching, Elias can be found catching the latest art show, creating unique pasta dishes, or planning his next travel adventure.

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As head of Fundraising, Emilia oversees SPF’s fundraising strategy, keeps in touch with donors, and coordinates our speaker series. She has been passionate about equality, female empowerment, and social change for a long time and strongly believes education is at the root of achieving growth and new opportunities for children worldwide. Emilia is currently studying Economics and Management in Art, Culture and Communication at Bocconi University in Milan. In her free time, you might find her reading books on current politics, history, psychology and art, thinking about her next travel experience, or pursuing her photography hobby.

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Kim Voll | GB Strategy

Kim has been a part of SPF since high school and always resonated with the charity's core values. As head of Strategy, she is responsible for expanding the organization, simultaneously working towards a closer-knit network among branches and members. Kim sees education as one of the basic needs that should be accessible to everyone. She is pursuing a degree in International Economics and Management at University Bocconi in Milan. When she is not painting or taking walks, she loves to cook!

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Katharina Brenninkmeyer | Head of Alumni Network

As Head of the Alumni Network, Katharina oversees the entire SPF network of individuals actively involved at different branches worldwide, present and past. The aim is to stay closely connected by exchanging ideas and learnings, informational updates, as well as networking activities. Katharina founded the SPF Milan Branch in 2017 while studying at Bocconi University. In her free time, she enjoys reading all different kinds of books, photography, and anything involving nature.

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As Chief of Staff, Naomi takes on administrative and strategic tasks. Before joining the global board, she was Head of Finance at the SPF Amsterdam branch, where she managed the financing of local fundraising events. Naomi sees SPF as a way to give something in return and initiate change within her global role. Besides her philanthropic engagement, Naomi is currently in the final year of her study "Psychology, Politics, Law and Economics" (PPLE) with a specialization in Economics and Business at the University of Amsterdam.

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Nuri Schömann | Legal Director

Before commencing at SPF, Nuri had been supporting girls from South-East Asia for years. As the Legal Director, she is responsible for solving any pending legal requests. For Nuri, empowerment and education is crucial, especially for girls in developing countries, to enable them to live life according to their means. Nuri studied Law in Heidelberg, London and Berlin and is a fully-qualified lawyer. She enjoys running, travelling and can often be found in galleries and contemporary art museums.

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Maximilian Behrens | Chairman

"We founded SPF in 2015 to set up a charity that maximizes impact on the ground and allows students at schools and universities to get involved in philanthropic work at an early age.

 

From day one, education has been the focal point of our fundraising and volunteering efforts. High-quality education is the key enabler behind various UN Sustainable Development Goals, including eradicating hunger and poverty, gender equality, and economic growth.

 

I am especially proud of the thousands of children and young adults we have been able to support over the past years, as well as the hard work of SPF members, alumni, and volunteers to make this happen."

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Some of the SPF Global Board members 2019