Rachel Cohen Gerrol

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Rachel Cohen Gerrol is widely recognized for her work on innovative philanthropy and she was named one of the “99 Most Influential Foreign Policy Leaders under 33” by the Diplomatic Courier. Her projects have been featured in The NY Times, The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Vanity Fair, Barron’s, Inc. and The Huffington Post. Rachel helped organize the “White House Conference on Next Gen Philanthropy & Impact Investing” in 2014 and worked closely with the Obama/Biden Administration to launch the “It’s On Us” campaign to stop sexual assault on campus, which she continues to be an Advisor to today. She Co-Founded the IMPACTHAUS Social Impact Film Series at the Sundance Film Festival and was Founding Executive Director of PVBLIC Foundation where she organized the “Media for Social Impact Summit” at the U.N. for several years and Co-Chaired the G8 Young Summit in 2013. Rachel previously was Director of Young Adult Initiatives for the Schusterman Foundation and spent eight years as Special Assistant to Ambassador Nancy Rubin, U.S. Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Commission. In 2012 Rachel founded The Survivor Initiative, a next-gen effort to raise awareness, funds and government support for US Holocaust survivors living in poverty. Rachel has testified before the Israeli Knesset and sits on the Board of Directors of the Birthright Israel Foundation and the Next Gen Council of the USC Shoah Foundation. She is on the Speaker’s Bureau and National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America, Chairs the Board of Jumpstart and serves as an Advisor to Charity Miles, BeeSpace and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. She previously served on the Evaluation Panel for Bloomberg’s Genesis Generation Challenge, the Advisory Council of Invisible Children, the Leadership Council of the Classy Awards and the Advisory Council of Girl Up (UN Foundation). She was a Wexner Heritage Fellow and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.