Leadership

Satinderpal Singh

Satinderpal Singh

Chairman

“The more we dedicate ourselves to serving those less fortunate than ourselves, the more that all of humanity benefits.”

With a strong belief in providing service to others, Satinderpal brings vision, determination and a broad network of business leaders and change-makers to GCF in his role as Chairman.

Satinderpal is the founder and CEO of Signature Renovations, one of the Washington Metro area’s best-known and highly respected minority-owned design-build companies. Singh is also a serial entrepreneur, startup mentor, investor and philanthropist, most recently receiving Pathway Homes’ Corporate Citizen Award, 2020.

Satinderpal continues to leverage his experience and networks to help bring positive change to his community as well as in communities around the world.

Gary Carr, CFO

Gary Carr

Acting Executive Director

“Every gift is a story. It begins with a need and ends with hope.”

In 2020, Gary led the transformation of Place2Give Foundation – US into the Givio Charitable Foundation. Under his leadership, the organization’s mission was expanded from its founding purpose as a donor advised fund, to include important programs serving the broader interests of donors and nonprofits at a time when technology innovation is critical to nonprofit survival and success.

From 2015 to 2017, Gary was the CFO of DonateWell, a 501c3 foundation with a donor advised fund that grew to disburse $40 million in grants annually. DonateWell partnered with charitable giving software platforms such as GoodDoneGreat to support of corporate giving and CSR programs.

Gary has served on the board of directors of a number of nonprofit organizations, co-founded the Cerebral Palsy Ability Center, and is currently active in youth sports in Northern Virginia.

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Lillian Pravda

Board Member

“Give. Simply, give.”

Lillian knows how to energize individuals to make a positive impact in the lives of others, having launched her own transformative, global nonprofit, Vision For and From Children (VFAFC) when she was only nine years old. As a Board Member for GCF, she will help shape our Future Fundraisers of America program into a national force for good.

Born with a cataract, Lillian underwent several surgeries to promote as much vision as possible given her congenital condition. Her early childhood experiences compelled her to create VFAFC, providing children in need of and deprived of access to ocular care with the treatments they so desperately deserve. She has enabled 54,626 children to receive the gift of sight and generated services valued at $54,300,000—efforts for which she has received honors and awards including a Jefferson Award for National and Global Service by a Young American.

Lillian commenced a nationwide mobile clinic program—delivering pro bono ophthalmic screenings and gratis eyewear into underserved communities throughout the U.S.—as well as medical missions to developing regions around the world. Via speaking engagements at local and international conferences—including the United Nations—she inspires and educates on the import of public service and giving.

Lillian graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University and is pursuing a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Aside from VFAFC, her collaborative nature has yielded other humanitarian-focused enterprises. Joint ventures with corporations, leaders in athletics, art, and entertainment, and government officials coupled with her formal research on giving has established Lillian as a respected leader in the social impact arena.

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