The Giving What We Can team

Our founders

Toby Ord

Toby Ord

Co-Founder of GWWC

Toby co-founded Giving What We Can and the wider effective altruism movement. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. His current research is on the long-term future of humanity, and the risks which threaten to drastically limit our potential.

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William MacAskill

William MacAskill

Co-Founder of GWWC

Philosopher Will MacAskill is a co-founder of the effective altruism movement, Giving What We Can, 80,000 Hours, and the Centre for Effective Altruism, and the author of Doing Good Better, Moral Uncertainty, and What We Owe the Future. He is an Associate Professor in Philosophy and Research Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute, University of Oxford.

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Meet our staff

Luke Freeman

Luke Freeman

Executive Director

Luke Freeman manages Giving What We Can. He is also an active volunteer with various social impact focused projects.

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Grace Adams

Grace Adams

Head of Marketing

Grace Adams works on marketing for Giving What We Can. She has worked across marketing and product roles both in consulting and industry.

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Sjir Hoeijmakers

Sjir Hoeijmakers

Director of Research

Sjir leads the research team at Giving What We Can. He has a background in impact evaluation and mathematical economics.

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Fabio Kuhn

Fabio Kuhn

Software Engineer

Fabio is a technical lead and full-stack software engineer at Giving What We Can, supporting product development and maintaining the technical infrastructure.

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Sarah Baka

Sarah Baka

Software Engineer

Sarah is a product lead and full-stack software engineer at Giving What We Can, supporting product development and maintaining the technical infrastructure.

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Zou Xinyi

Zou Xinyi

Executive Assistant to Luke Freeman

Zou is the Executive Assistant at Giving What We Can, with a background in Philosophy and Education studies.

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Lorenzo Buonanno

Lorenzo Buonanno

Software engineer

Lorenzo supports the product development and maintenance of technical infrastructure at Giving What We Can.

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Lucas Moore

Lucas Moore

Effective Giving Global Coordinator and Incubator

Lucas supports the global effective giving community and helps with the development of new effective giving initiatives.

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Alana Horowitz Friedman

Alana Horowitz Friedman

Alana is a Research Communicator at Giving What We Can. She is passionate about increasing the reach of core effective giving concepts.

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Thomas King

Thomas King

Development Director (Australia)

Thomas helps lead development for Giving What We Can in Australia, and has spent 13 years championing not-for-profit initiatives.

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James Rayton

James Rayton

Head of Community

James is the Head of Community at Giving What We Can; helping to support and grow our network of givers. His background is in international development in East Africa.

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Our Growth Advisory Board

Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron

Growth Advisory Board Member

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Josh Kim

Josh Kim

Growth Advisory Board Member

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Alex Savard

Alex Savard

Country Manager USA, Design Director

Alex is responsible for US operations, fundraising, and all things design for Giving What We Can.

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Yanni Kyriacos

Yanni Kyriacos

Growth Advisory Board Member

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Andrew Sutton

Andrew Sutton

Growth Advisory Board Member

Andrew is a banker and long-time supporter of Giving What We Can. He currently lives in Hong Kong.

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Chris Saul

Chris Saul

Growth Advisory Board Member

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Shana Smeets

Shana Smeets

Growth Advisory Board Member

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Join our team

Want to be part of our team? Visit our Careers page to see our current job openings and apply today.

Or become a volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for Giving What We Can, we welcome you to apply to volunteer.