It takes the power of many to end childhood hunger: donors who believe in the cause, experts to diagnose the problem and innovate solutions, organizations to pool their resources and expertise, and communities to work together for change.
Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. Itâ€™s the cause upon which we were founded 35 years ago and the one that we continue to fight for each and every day.
We know it takes the power of many to end childhood hunger for good. We connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.
We are taking a stand and we will not rest until every child has enough to eat.
Create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.
Providing hope and resources for those without lifeâ€™s essentials.
OUR BRAND VALUES
Challenge convention: we believe that a future without hungry children is possible.
Defend dignity: we believe in treating each child and family in the communities where we work with value and worth.
Champion partnership: we believe collaboration is the only way to end childhood hunger.
Value every donor: we believe in donors playing an active role in ending childhood hunger.
Drive accountability: we believe in making changes when something isnâ€™t working and building on the success when it is.
Feed the Children is thriving in a new era, marked by Christian values, integrity, resourcefulness, stewardship and transparency.
Our dynamic executive leadership is actively engaged to strengthen Feed the Childrenâ€™s impact, extend our reach, maximize our internal capacity, fuel our resource engine and build our brand.
Kevin Hagan is an operational management innovator leading Feed the Children into an energized era of change. Kevin has served as COO for Good360, holds a master’s degree in International Affairs, and is a board member for Academy of Hope.
Matt Panos is a veteran of major gift development, direct response, and brand marketing. Heâ€™s held leadership roles at several Philanthropy 400 nonprofits, and is considered a pioneer in the development of mid-major development programs.
Travis Arnold has served as COO since 2006. Heâ€™s also president of FTC Transportation, a subsidiary of Feed the Children. Travis has more than 25 years of directorial experience in companies with revenues and donations over $1.2 billion.
Tom Davis, MPH, is a public health expert with thirty years of experience whoâ€™s helped launch projects in twenty-five countries. Heâ€™s served on many nutrition-related boards and has written multiple policy papers with demonstrable results.
Corey Gordon is a leader in nonprofit marketing and development, with over 25 years of experience in helping to build organizations. Prior to working in the nonprofit realm, he held executive management roles in the banking/financial services sector. A former orphan himself, he also serves on the board of the Christian Alliance for Orphans.
Christy Tharp, C.P.A., has led Feed the Childrenâ€™s financial reporting and revenue management, while providing ethical guidance, for nearly thirteen years. She also serves on a panel guiding nonprofits on accountability and policy issues.
A board member since 2001, Rick is the owner of England Ford in Hinton, OK. He is active in and a past president of the Hinton Kiwanis Club, and he is also active in the Chamber of Commerce and the Great Plains Soccer Association.
Mary has been a board member since 2009 and operates Full Circle Health Clinic in Edmond. Sheâ€™s a past president of the State Board of Directors of the Oklahoma State Child Care Association and the Oklahoma Farm Women in Action.
Gregg has been a board member since 2010 and is the Director of Administration at Continental Resources. He is active at Highpointe Church in Bethany, where he serves as an administrator and has been a board trustee and treasurer.
Kathy Doyle Thomas joined the board in April 2013. Sheâ€™s spent 24 years at Half Price Books, managing expansion and the companyâ€™s website divisions. Sheâ€™s also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association.
Michelle joined in April 2013. Sheâ€™s the governance advisor to the Chair of the Global Partnershipâ€™s Board of Directors and for the CEO of the Global Partnershipâ€™s Secretariat. Sheâ€™s a doctoral candidate in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University.
A member since 2013, Mary was named President of the Office Depot Foundation in 2007 after serving as Director of Community Relations for Office Depot since 2000. Mary also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce.
Mike joined in 2013 and is responsible for strategy, marketing, and development at GameStop, a Fortune 500 company. He previously was founding partner for The Trion Group and Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer for Dean Foods.
Michael joined in 2013 and brings a wealth of accounting experience to Feed the Childrenâ€™s board. He is CFO of Greatbatch, a medical device company, where he was a board member. Michael is also director of People of the Way Prison Ministries.
Where your gifts go
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