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What Others Are Saying About Caryl M. Stern

September 16, 2019

Caryl M. Stern will become the executive director of the Walton Family Foundation in January 2020. She is currently president and CEO of UNICEF USA. Read the news release: Longtime Nonprofit Executive Caryl M. Stern to Lead Walton Family Foundation

In my time working at Rotary International, it has been clear that in order to solve some of the world’s most pressing global health challenges, it cannot be done alone. It has been an honor working alongside Caryl over the past eight years as members of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and above all, as individuals with a shared passion for helping the most vulnerable. I congratulate Caryl on her new role at the Walton Family Foundation, where she will continue to lead with fervor and make an impact for those in need.
John Hewko, General Secretary and Chief Executive officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation
Caryl is a force of nature! As a passionate champion for children, Caryl has worked tirelessly over the last 13 years at UNICEF USA to advocate for the world’s most vulnerable children. While she will be missed at UNICEF, I have no doubt that she will continue to make an enormous difference in the world through her new role at the Walton Family Foundation. They are so lucky to have her on board!
Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop
On behalf of UNICEF USA, I congratulate Caryl and have every confidence that her leadership skills, vision, charisma and importantly, her humanity will serve her well in this exciting new role. I expect that her broad nonprofit experience will translate seamlessly into the mission of the Walton Family Foundation. We thank Caryl for guiding and energizing UNICEF USA over the last 12 years and wish her great success in the future.
Peter Lamm, Chairman of the Board, UNICEF USA and Co-Founder of Fenway Partners
Caryl is a visionary and transformational leader with an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and families. It has been an honor to have worked with her over the past seven years as a board member and Vice-Chairman of UNICEF USA. I know she will continue to be a champion for sustainable change in her new role.
Mindy Grossman, President, CEO, and a Director of Weight Watchers International, Inc., UNICEF USA Board of Directors
As a member of the National Board, I have seen firsthand how Caryl has shifted the paradigm for UNICEF USA, integrating advocacy, fundraising and innovative funding to expand our supporter base to achieve the greatest impact for children all over the world. By leading with passion and innovation, Caryl has truly raised the bar for the future of the organization, and I have no doubt that she is uniquely qualified to succeed in her new role at the Walton Family Foundation.
David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R, UNICEF USA Board of Directors
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