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President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Fund for Children
John Hecklinger leads Global Fund for Children. Prior to joining GFC, John served as Chief Network Officer for GlobalGiving, where he established partnerships to drive the organization’s growth as a globally networked organization. Before taking on that role, John was GlobalGiving’s Chief Program Officer, leading the group that identifies effective nonprofits around the world and helps them make the most of GlobalGiving’s support and services. An information industry veteran, John also led GlobalGiving’s effort to improve the global philanthropic information ecosystem through projects like BRIDGE (Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities) and led corporate partnership efforts as GlobalGiving’s Business Development Director. Prior to joining GlobalGiving, John led partnership efforts at CARFAX Vehicle History Reports, creating a network of thousands of content providers in North America, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bangui, Central African Republic. He holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.