Join our Global Giving Circle
A life-changing invitation to help African women create healthy, thriving families, and an HIV-free generation.
mothers2mothers’ Global Giving Circle is a community of informed, compassionate philanthropists from around the globe, committed to our mission of providing health, hope, and an HIV-free future. GGC members play a unique role as partners and advocates in our mission to make a healthy, HIV-free generation a reality and give African mothers and communities the tools they need to raise healthy, thriving families.
Your support can make a difference.
The Global Giving Circle (GGC) is a community of like-minded philanthropist from around the world. By joining us, not only will you become a key member of the m2m family, you will also be able to maximise the impact of your giving and make a real, lasting difference to the lives of women, children, and families across sub-Saharan Africa.
“I’m proud to be part of the Global Giving Circle—we can have so much more impact as a collective than we can on our own. I’ve seen first-hand how transformative and sustainable m2m’s work is to a woman and her community—when you train and employ a woman living with HIV it unlocks her own power to challenge boundaries and lift up the next generation. Each and every m2m Mentor Mother is a change agent and champion for empowerment.”
Annie Lennox, m2m Patron and GGC Member
This collective commitment is invaluable to m2m as it allows us to:
“Joining the m2m family is about believing in women, investing in women, and as they in turn invest in themselves, their families and their communities, build a better future for all. The programme is solidly evidence-based, ensuring all resources have maximum impact. It is an honour to be involved in this journey which is nothing short of inspiring.”
Carolina Manhusen Schwab, Chair, GGC Europe
Join the Global Giving Circle
Become a Global Ambassador by committing to make a minimum annual donation of £6,000/$7,500.
We offer multiple membership tiers with benefits at each level—the more you donate, the greater the impact!
Become part of the m2m family
By joining the Global Giving Circle (GGC), you will have the opportunity to share in the transformative impact that Mentor Mothers are creating for African families and communities each and every day.
“Being part of the Global Giving Circle has afforded my husband and me I the opportunity to experience first-hand the possibility of a healthy, HIV free future. As parents of four small children, spending time in the company of extraordinary Mentor Mothers, who are transforming lives and families at scale, makes the mission of m2m personal, tangible and palpable. I hope you’ll join me in being amazed.”
Leslie Brunner, Co-Chair, Global Giving Circle U.S.
“The Global Giving Circle offers my husband and I opportunities to interact with those who share our commitment to a healthy, HIV-free generation. Joining other Global Giving Circle members for the m2m immersive experience was particularly rewarding; we left Cape Town with a reinforced commitment to m2m, and having made new friendships with like-minded humans who also wish to perpetuate the incredible work that m2m is accomplishing.”
Ariel Knowles, Co-Chair, Global Giving Circle U.S.
What you will get as a GGC member:
- Annual m2m immersive visit to see first-hand the powerful impact of your giving*;
- Exclusive insider opportunities to learn about our countries of operations, get to know the remarkable women working on the frontlines, and meet our senior staff;
- Networking and social opportunities to connect with other GGC members;
- Priority invitations to special events;
- Access to a dedicated team at m2m to keep you current on our work;
- Acknowledgement in our Annual Report**.
*Subject to COVID-19 travel restrictions. At m2m, our priority is ensuring the safety of our frontline staff and clients.
**Subject to member written? consent
Some of the highlights of 2020:
A panel discussion with inspiring young activists
In October, we hosted a conversation with extraordinary young activists who are mobilising and leading their peers to shape a better future. The event was part of m2m’s annual She’s Got The Power campaign. You can watch it here!
A GGC Virtual cook-a-thon
In May, members from around the globe joined a virtual cooking class featuring chef Zoe Adjonyoh. Participants had the opporttunity to immerse themselves in the cultures of Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, as they learned to prepare delicious meals.
Meet the GGC Family
Meet the global network of remarkable philanthropists supporting our work.
“When I founded m2m in 2001, I could only dream of collaborating with such a wonderful community of philanthropists. Twenty years later, I am delighted to have the support of the Global Giving Circle. With their passion for m2m’s work they are like family. They inspire me and the entire m2m team with their compassion and generosity. The Global Giving Circle has allowed us to innovate and expand our work, so we can reach even more women, girls, mothers and their families who might otherwise have been left behind. I think this is worth recognising and celebrating.”
Dr. Mitch Besser, m2m Founder and Global Giving Circle Member
Global Giving Circle U.S. Members
- Laura Bartlett
- Debbie Bickerstaff
- Leslie Brunner
- Ryan Wise
- Gavin Corcoran
- Cindy Fluxgold
- Colin Freund
- Jennifer Hill
- Nancy Gallt
- Judith Gluckstern
- Steven Glucktern
- Ora Gordon
- Colleen Hancock
- Ariel Knowles
- Jason Wortendyke
- Edward Matthews
- Rhett McLaughlin
- Jessie McLaughlin
- Susan Oberndorf
- William Oberndorf
- Terry Peigh
- Meena Ravella
- Julia Ruchman
- Kate Schachern
- Charles Seiber
- Emily West
Global Giving Circle Europe Members
- Mitch Besser
- Annie Lennox
- Pat Fernandes
- Phanella Fine
- Marigo Kehoe
- Derek Lubner
- Janet Lubner
- Michael Marsh
- Charles McGregor
- Carolina Manhusen Schwab
- Martin Schwab
- Esteban Skare
- Maartje Skare-Hessels
- Carl Stewart