Meghann Gunderman

Meghan Gundermann

The Charlotte, NC native credits her parents with her entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit. At just 11 years old Meghann wrote and published an athletic log and diary for children and used the proceeds to fund her first non-profit, The Charlotte Youth Sports Foundation, to provide athletic opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Later, as part of her studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Meghann traveled to East Africa to do research and volunteer. This experience grabbed her and later called her away from her job at Barclays Capital. In late 2006 she founded and became Executive Director of The Foundation for Tomorrow (TFFT) an NGO that focuses on educational initiatives for orphaned and abandoned children in East Africa. TFFT’s paramount program is a comprehensive scholarship program, encompassing enrollment in private boarding school, for 80 children. To date Meghann’s efforts have raised nearly 1.4 million dollars. Still an avid runner, Meghann competes in marathons to fundraise and spread awareness for TFFT. She has lived and worked in the United States, the UK, and Tanzania and is proficient in Kiswahili. She received a British Masters of Arts in International Relations and Human Geography from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland with a focus in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.