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SPF Global Board
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 a crucial way to overcome poverty, inequality, and hardship. Natalie studied Economics and Psychology at Columbia University in New York, where she also founded the SPF Columbia branch. In her free time, Natalie likes doing yoga, reading non-fiction, and exploring new places and food.
Annabelle Noha | GB Strategy & Fundraising
Annabelle works on all aspects of Fundraising and Strategy, leading projects such as the expansion of SPF's global network. Having a passion for social change from a young age, she was involved in the first-ever SPF branch at the International School of Frankfurt. Annabelle 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.
Ann Sophie Wisser | GB Marketing
As head of Marketing and a co-founder, Ann Sophie is responsible for the organization's global brand strategy and image. She 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.
Carlos Raedler | GB Fundraising & Strategy
Together with Annabelle, Carlos works on all aspects related to Fundraising and Strategy. An avid runner himself, he recently organized SPF's first global 5K charity race. He cares deeply about finding new ways to expand educational opportunities for children worldwide. Given his own Argentinian roots, he has a particular interest in supporting projects in SPF's focus region South America. Carlos is pursuing a degree in Operations Research at Columbia University and previously studied Mathematics and Political Economy at Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Oxford. When he is not running or working, he likes to spend his time trying out new ice-cream places.
Elias is both a 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.
Kim Voll | GB Human Capital
Kim has been a part of SPF since high school and always resonated with the charity's core values. As head of Human Capital, she expands SPFs reach while simultaneously working towards a closer-knit network. 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!
Nuri Schömann | GB 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.
Maximilian Behrens | Chairman
"We founded SPF in 2015 to set up a charity that maximizes impact 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. I strongly believe that 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."