GoFundMe Announces Three New Appointments to its Board of Directors | Business and finance

REDWOOD CITY, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – August 5, 2021–

GoFundMe, the world’s largest fundraising platform based in Redwood City, Calif., Today announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors. These new members will add their experience and expertise in financial technology and services to a notable group of executives who currently provide strategic advice and insight to GoFundMe’s leadership team.

Join the board of directors:

  • Sharda Caro Del Castillo, Former General Counsel, Affirm Inc., Former Head of Payments, Airbnb
  • Jonathan Mildenhall, Co-Founder and Chairman of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand and Former Airbnb CMO
  • Scott Wagner, Former CEO of GoDaddy, Former Operating Partner at KKR

“Sharda, Jonathan and Scott each bring invaluable experience and knowledge that will help us on our mission to build the best place in the world to ask for and give help,” said Tim Cadogan, CEO of GoFundMe. “These world-class experts are joining GoFundMe at an inflection point, at a time when more people than ever are counting on GoFundMe to mobilize support to meet their needs and make their dreams come true. Their passion and expertise will certainly help us better serve our community.

GoFundMe has built and operated a trusted platform where billions of dollars are moved around the world very effectively and efficiently. The foundation is built on the trust of fundraisers, donors and charities around the world through a policy of transparency.

“GoFundMe is a unique platform that enables individuals and communities to experience their kindness safely,” said Sharda Caro Del Castillo. “The company’s mission resonates deeply with me and I couldn’t be more excited to support GoFundMe’s expansion into new products and markets to have an even greater impact around the world. “

Founded in 2010, GoFundMe operates in 19 countries and has generated donations from 190 countries.

“I have been a member of the GoFundMe community for years and joining the Board of Directors is a true honor. I am excited to be working with Tim and the rest of the team to make the GoFundMe platform the most valuable community place in the world, ”said Jonathan Mildenhall.

The company recently announced that more than $ 15 billion has been raised on GoFundMe through more than 200 million donations since the company was founded in 2010.

“It is a privilege to join the board of directors of this company which defines its category. The market that GoFundMe serves and the work they do for their global community of 100 million people is extremely important, ”said Scott Wagner. “I believe that Tim [Cadogan] and its leadership team are only scratching the surface of what the platform can do and be for people, and I’m excited to be a part of the journey.

For more information on the GoFundMe Board of Directors, please visit our website.

About Sharda Caro Del Castillo

Sharda has over 25 years of experience in financial services, payments and digital commerce. Most recently, Sharda served as General Counsel at Affirm, where she co-led the company’s initial public offering (IPO). Prior to Affirm, Sharda was Global Head of Payments Platform at Airbnb and General Counsel for Airbnb’s Multiple Payments Entities, Payments Advisor and Head of Payments Platform at Square, Director of Product Advisory and regulatory at PayPal, and served as legal counsel at Wells Fargo Bank and Silicon Valley Bank.

About Jonathan Mildenhall

Jonathan is the co-founder and president of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand and brings decades of experience leading the marketing functions of some of the world’s best-known brands. As the former Marketing Director of Airbnb from 2014 to 2018, Jonathan helped increase the company’s valuation from $ 1 billion to $ 35 billion. Prior to Airbnb, Mildenhall was Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications and Design Excellence for Coca-Cola North America, where he spent seven years. Jonathan is proud to be a board member of Everlane, AboveBoard, Northern Star SPAC and College Track.

Scott is helping a range of tech companies grow to scale in his role as an advisor and / or investor. He served as CEO of GoDaddy from 2018 to 2019, having helped lead the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2015 as President and COO of GoDaddy for more than four years. Prior to GoDaddy, Scott spent 13 years as an operating partner at private investment firm KKR, where he was a member and director of KKR Capstone North America.

Founded in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest fundraising platform that empowers people to give and receive help. Since then, more than $ 15 billion from more than 200 million donations have helped those with needs and dreams, while having impact on a large scale. GoFundMe sets up a global support system that gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.



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