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Unbound Welcomes New President and CEO

Unbound is an international non profit that delivers more than $100 million in personalized support annually for children, elders, and their families living in poverty in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It has consistently and responsibly challenged poverty since 1981. Unbound is also the only major United States-based non profit that offers sponsorships for elders. 

Helping Unbound with their impressive mission is newly appointed President and CEO, Ashley Hufft. She is the first woman to serve in this role in the organization’s 43-year history, and she is being tasked with leading the strategic vision for Unbound’s growth. With her, Ashley brings a juris doctorate from Harvard, and she has worked on large-scale development projects throughout sub-Saharan Africa. She has also served as Unbound’s interim president and CEO since August of 2023. 

While Unbound has reached the milestone of its one millionth sponsored friend, Ashley believes the non profit has room to grow its impact. She hopes to, “Build on Unbound’s momentum and chart the trajectory to reach the next one million families at an accelerated pace, and bring a community of encouragement, support, friendship, and hope to families across the world.”

Featured in the March 23, 2024 issue of The Independent.


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