Episode 59: Caryl Stern

Caryl Stern is the president and CEO of the United States Fund for UNICEF. This is the big fundraising arm (think “trick or treat for UNICEF”) of one of the most important humanitarian organizations in the world.

Caryl Stern’s mother escaped the Holocaust at a young age and that experience loomed large over her childhood and eventual career trajectory.

In this episode, Mark and Caryl discuss UNICEF’s work and funding streams, the role of philanthropy in international development and how a woman with no background in international development became the leader of a $670 million international fund.