GIFT-CONNECT has a board of world class leaders
in the fields of early child hood development, business and philanthropy.
Mark Holden is a successful entrepreneur, musician, and international recording artist who has founded and operated several companies in a diverse career spanning four decades. He is an advocate for creating values-based businesses that make a difference. Mark believes that true success is measured by how many lives we impact.
Toni Tijerino is the President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on education, workforce, social impact and culture through innovation and leadership. HHF is recognized by The White House, US Congress, Fortune 500 companies, other nonprofits and the Government of Mexico.
Rika has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Gakushuin and a Master’s degree in Child Development from Michigan State University. Rika currently serves as a deputy chair for Byakko, Vice President of May Peace Prevail on Earth International, and Goi Peace Foundation following her family tradition of spreading peace and divine spark beyond race and religion.
Attorney Igwe began his career as Assistant District Attorney in the City of Philadelphia then continued on to be an insurance defense attorney at Allstate Insurance Company. Currently, Emeka is the managing partner of The Igwe Firm, dedicated to getting justice for the wrongfully accused and people who have had their civil rights violated.
Beth Medved Waller is a successful realtor in Virginia, having earned recognition as a top producer locally, regionally and nationally. She is also the founder of WHAT MATTERS, a 501(c)3 dedicated to efforts in community building, outreach and wellness, with a special emphasis on video-based storytelling and creating replicable fundraising models for non-profits.
GIFT CONNECT is an initiative of the Global Investment Foundation for Tomorrow, Inc., a tax-exempt public charity (Federal Tax ID #20-5545018). All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
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