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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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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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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Michael Townsend

Michael Townsend

Researcher

Michael is a researcher at Giving What We Can, with an academic background in philosophy and law.

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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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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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Arvin Lagaso

Arvin Lagaso

Executive and Professional Assistant

Arvin assists Effective Ventures Operations and its constituents to achieve their goals. At Giving What We Can he is responsible for answering donor and member queries.

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And our volunteers

Geetanjali Basarkod

Geetanjali Basarkod

Geetanjali is a research fellow at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education.

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Surbhi Bharadwaj

Surbhi Bharadwaj

Surbhi is a member of Giving What We Can and works as a management consultant in New York City.

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Jo Duyvestyn

Jo Duyvestyn

Jo volunteers with the Giving What We Can events team, and various other projects.

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Greg Gianopoulos

Greg Gianopoulos

Greg is a graduate student in School Psychology and created the Charity Elections program in 2018.

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Heather Heckman

Heather Heckman

Heather volunteers with the member interviews and content teams at Giving What We Can.

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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.