Executive Director, Global Social Partnerships
Cheryl Ennis Self serves as Executive Director, Global Social Partnerships, World Vision. Ms. Self and her team are responsible for establishing and building long-term, global partnerships between World Vision and Fortune 100 corporations, plus engaging diverse stakeholders in complex, large-scale social partnerships. Founded in 1950, World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities reach their full potential, by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision’s core competencies globally include clean water and sanitation, education, agriculture and food security, healthcare, economic development and disaster mitigation/response. The organization serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Globally, there are 45,000 World Vision staff members who serve the poor in nearly 100 countries. Ms. Self’s prior roles at World Vision, beginning in 2001, include management of major donor, corporate and foundation development teams. Her previous experience includes service as National Director of Advancement at Prison Fellowship Ministries, Washington, DC, and Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at the Stony Brook School, Long Island, NY. She began her career in sales and sales management in Manhattan. In 2013, The Association of Fundraising Professionals, the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world, awarded its highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) to Ms. Self. Available only to senior-level fundraisers who have worked in the profession for 10 or more years, the ACFRE is a distinguished achievement earned by only 100 professionals since the inception of the program in 1992. Ms. Self holds a BA in French Language from Gettysburg College, PA, where she graduated cum laude.