Rachel Gerrol is recognized internationally for her work on millennial philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, and her projects have been featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes, Vanity Fair and more.
She is cofounder and global curator of NEXUS, an international network of leading young philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs from more than 70 countries and from families with a combined net worth in the hundreds of billons. Rachel has curated 25 summits in six years for Nexus across five continents, with partners including the United Nations, the White House and No. 10 Downing Street.
Rachel was founding executive director of PVBLIC Foundation, which donates tens of millions of dollars in advertising space to nonprofits and social impact films each year. In this role she was an adviser to the “It’s On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on campus, launched by the Obama White House, and organized the annual Media for Social Impact Summit at the UN and the IMPACTHAUS social impact film program at Sundance.
Rachel was named in the “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33” by the Diplomatic Courier and chaired the 2013 G8 Young Summit. She testified before the Israeli Knesset (congress) and received the Jewish Women’s Archive Making Change/Making History Award for her volunteer work raising awareness and funds for Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line in the United States through The Survivor Initiative, which she founded.
Rachel is on the board of directors for the Birthright Israel Foundation, the Next Gen Council of the USC-Shoah Foundation and the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America. She serves as adviser to Beespace, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and CharityMiles, a smartphone app that enables you to earn charitable donations while you walk, run or bike.