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UNLOCKING THE FUTURE: KEY FACTS

25 years of vision, conversations, discovery, and hard work =
25 years of stories, hope, impact and 2 million changed lives. 

1998

YEAR
FOUNDED

2

VISIONARY
FOUNDERS

100%

OVERHEAD
COVERED BY BOARD

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25 YEARS OF IMPACT 

Celebrating 2 million
stories of hope

World of Children: Celebrating 25 years of unlocking the future for vulnerable children
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LEADING WITH VISION & COMPASSION: A LOVE STORY

Meet our Founders:
Harry & Kay Leibowitz

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The story of World of Children began in 1996 when Co-Founder Harry Leibowitz had an epiphany while he was recovering from cancer surgery at age 55. He was watching the Pulitzer Prize announcements when he realized that there was a Pulitzer Prize for art and literature, a Nobel Prize for sciences and peace, and an Oscar for film, but there were no awards for those who were tirelessly and selflessly serving children in need around the world.

That realization was a catalyst for Harry who met his now wife of 15 years, Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz just before the second annual Awards Ceremony. Kay attended the event as a guest and quickly fell in love with both Harry and World of Children. They’ve been on this mission together ever since.

 

Meet our Board

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Harry Leibowitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair,
World of Children

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Kay Issacson-Leibowitz

Co-Founder & Co-Chair,
World of Children

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Ranjan Manoranjan

Treasurer
Principal, Prime AE Group, Inc.

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Roberta Romberg

Secretary
President, Romberg Law Office, PC

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Jill Beraud

Director, Levi Strauss & Co

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Devin Beresheim

Executive Vice President,
Lockton Specialty Practices

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Molly Eldredge

San Diego Community Leader

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Frances Fraenkel

Managing Director,
Neuberger Berman

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Adam Freede

CEO & Co-Founder,
MadaLuxe Group

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Bertan Kalatchi

CEO,
JohnPaulRichard

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Stephanie March

Actor, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

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Sandy Scholl

Executive Chairman &
Co-Founder,
MadaLuxe Group

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Sue Steinberg

San Francisco Community Leader

 

25 YEARS OF SOUND, COMPASSIONATE INVESTMENT

Financials

Audited Financial Statements

Annual Reports*

*Fundraising Events & Operations were suspended during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020-2021)

AWARDS
FOR
CHANGE

Our Awards for Change Unlock a Brighter Future for Vulnerable Children.

'Nobel Prize for Child Advocacy'

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'Nobel Prize for Child Advocacy'

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25 YEARS OF KEEPING PROMISES

Our Guarantee

ALWAYS ABOVE REPROACH

Extensive investigations are conducted for every Changemaker to ensure they are above reproach and doing the best work. Investigations are carried out by one the world’s leading corporate security firms, and reports are available to any potential investor.

100% MODEL

Our generous Board of Governors covers our overhead so that 100% of public donations go directly to funding high-impact programs around the world.

WE’LL DO THE HOMEWORK

World of Children does the homework for you, assuring proper use of funds with ongoing reporting regarding organizational impact. No other granting organization in the world (that we know of) can make these claims.

 

'Nobel Prize for Child Advocacy'

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'Nobel Prize for Child Advocacy'

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“World of Children is one of the most effective and efficient mid-sized nonprofit organizations in the world.”

Caryl M. Stern, Former President & CEO, UNICEF USA

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