Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash University, and has held several other visiting appointments. Since 1999 he has been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. From 2005 on, he has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.
Outside academic life, Peter Singer is a Vice-President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (UK), a member of the Leadership Council of Oxfam America, and a member of the Advisory Board of GiveWell.net. He has been recently named the world's third most influential contemporary thinker by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.
Peter Singer is married, with three daughters and three grandchildren. His recreations, apart from reading and writing, include hiking and surfing.
To learn more about Peter Singer's teachings, current research, and upcoming events, please visit http://www.princeton.edu/~psinger .
As COO, Jon helps coordinate The Life You Can Save’s various projects and set the organization’s overall strategic direction. He founded and continues to run our Giving Game project, a global philanthropy education initiative that teaches people skills to give more effectively and makes these lessons tangible by providing workshop participants with real money to donate to the charities of their choice.
Prior to joining The Life You Can Save, Jon spent ten years at a prominent hedge fund, working primarily in the areas of risk management, portfolio optimization, and algorithm development. He has also served on the board of directors for GiveWell, a widely-respected charity evaluator.
Jon now lives on Bainbridge Island, WA with his wife Meghann Riepenhoff (an acclaimed artist) and their dog Oso.
Stacey’s background is in digital design and project management. She has worked on web applications for companies like Sanlam, digital magazines for organizations like Orlando Pirates (local soccer team) and everything in between. Stacey has always been passionate about helping “the least of these” and so becoming a part of The Life You Can Save's team has been significant in bringing together her passions for media and for loving people. Stacey is based in Cape Town, South Africa and is excited to be a part of changing the world for good.
After earning a PhD in Social and Clinical Psychology from Clark University, Charlie became Director of Behavioral Medicine for The California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno (CSPP-F), where he was a full-time professor and founder of a teaching clinic for treating anxiety & stress disorders. He was recruited to The Men’s Wearhouse where he became head of human resources, stores, and marketing and ultimately President. He stepped down in order to fulfill his long-standing desire to work directly on social and economic issues, especially wealth inequality.
In 2013, Charlie became volunteer Executive Director of The Life You Can Save, a non-profit dedicated to reducing extreme poverty and its devastating effects on over 700 million people globally. Through his financial support and leadership, Charlie has helped TLYCS’s Founder, Peter Singer, develop the organization from the ground up.
Charlie lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington with his wife Diana, a family physician, who partners in supporting The Life You Can Save. He welcomes discussion and questions at [email protected].
A technologist by background, Nick has spent his career working in the UK health sector where he is currently the Chief Information Officer for a mental health organisation in the English National Health Service. A life-long supporter of international development charities, when he found The Life You Can Save, by a somewhat circuitous route involving Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, the connection was immediate. The idea that an individual can increase their positive impact on the world by directing their giving to the most effective charities was so simple and powerful that he dedicated himself to helping spread that message.
A seasoned lawyer with experience in both the private and public sectors, Yoshi consults for The Life You Can Save. She volunteers her time to the organization because she is passionate about its efforts to reduce extreme poverty globally. She also loves the fact that she can rely on The Life You Can Save to identify charities which effectively use donations received to further their purposes. Yoshi lives in Southern California with her partner, two young daughters, and dog.
Angela brings finance and fundraising expertise to the The Life You Can Save. Professionally, she served as Assistant Director of Planned Giving at Stanford and before that as a Director at GATX Capital and is a Certified Financial Planner®. Angela volunteered with her local education foundation for many years. She has always been interested in international development and volunteered with Village Enterprise for several years. The message behind The Life You Can Save resonated with her from the moment she heard about it and she is delighted to join the team helping to end extreme poverty. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children. See our page about Other Ways to Donate to learn more about Planned Giving and Donor Advised Funds.
Before entering th nonprofit world, Amy worked in shipping and export, followed by secondary education with a focus on teaching English and Social History to at-risk high school students. With a lifelong awareness of how fortunate she is in a world of grossly imbalanced fortune, she felt immediate resonance with The Life You Can Save's message. Amy feels lucky to have found a "home" here alongside smart, dedicated people for whom working to combat extreme poverty is a fundamental way of seeing the world and their place in it. From her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, she oversees TLYCS's newsletter, blog and other communications and facilitates a variety of our projects.
Vidushi is a Princeton and Fulbright alumna interested in leveraging technology, philanthropy, and policy to help solve social problems. She is helping establish The Life You Can Save in India to mobilize individuals and organizations to use strategic giving to eradicate Indian poverty. An avid traveler and writer, she also enjoys hiking, singing, and good vegan meals.
Llamil is an industrial engineer with a range of technology expertise on top of a decade of experience in food manufacturing. In addition to opening and operating four successful restaurants, Llamil has used his skills to manage a tech company and founded his own web design and hosting company in his native Costa Rica. Besides his wife and children, he is passionate about advertising, marketing and information systems. Llamil finds working at The Life You Can Save to be integrated with his outlook: although one is not necessarily responsible for the misfortunes of others, we do have a moral responsibility to help and it is our duty, as it is to pay our debts or educate our children.
Rickard is an international fundraising professional and founder of STOCKHOLM + CO, a consultancy focused on growth, innovation and change within organisations that exist to make the world a better place. Currently based in Sydney, Rickard has worked with the UN and for-purpose organisations in Australia, India, Thailand and across Europe.
Diana, located in Texas, is a retired CPA. After graduating from Rice University, she worked in public accounting for 27 years and private industry for 18 years, retiring as Executive Vice President, Finance and Accounting, from The Men's Wearhouse, Inc. in 2016. While in public accounting, Diana’s client audit work spanned numerous industries and multiple nonprofit organizations. Her responsibilities in private industry included financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing transactions, foreign operations, interim chief financial officer and member of the executive operating committee. Diana has also served as a volunteer for several nonprofit organizations at both committee and board levels.
The Life You Can Save is a movement of people fighting extreme poverty. We hold that an ethical life involves using some of our wealth and resources to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
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