Rachel Cohen Gerrol

Co-Founder & Global Curator
Nexus: Global Youth Summit
Rachel Cohen Gerrol is recognized internationally for her work on millenial philanthropy and her projects have been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Inc., Barron’s, The Financial Times & The Atlantic. She was recently honored as one of the “99 Most Influential Foreign Policy Leaders under 33” by the Diplomatic Courier and was named 2011 “Jewish Girl of the Year” by GathertheJews.com Rachel is Co-Founder & Curator of the Nexus Global Youth Summit, a network of young philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs from 80 countries with a combined net worth of US $100+ billion. Nexus hosts a Global Summit each summer at the United Nations in New York and has organized over 20 summits since 2011 in Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Rachel is also Founding Executive Director of PVBLIC Foundation, which aggregates tens of millions of dollars worth of advertising space each year to donate to social campaigns to amplify their reach. Most notably, Rachel led PVBLIC’s efforts in launching the White House “It’s On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on campus. Rachel also curates the Social Impact Film program at “The Collective at the Sundance Film Festival” and organizes the annual “Media for Social Impact Summit” at the United Nations. Rachel helped organize the first “White House Conference on Next Gen Philanthropy” in 2014 and Co-Chaired the G8 Young Summit in 2013. She serves on the Speaker’s Bureau of the Jewish Federations of North America and has testified before the Israeli Knesset. Rachel proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Birthright Israel Foundation, the Next Gen Council of the USC Shoah Foundation & the Evaluation Panel for Bloomberg’s Genesis Generation Challenge. She is an advisor to Girl Up, Charity Miles, BeeSpace, and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.