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    2014 National Summit

    The Opportunity National Summit brought together more than 350 key thinkers on hunger and global poverty and includes representatives from The MasterCard Foundation, Caterpillar Foundation and tech incubator 1871, along with other top corporations, foundations and non-governmental organizations from around the world.  The Summit was an opportunity to connect with others who share a passion for changing the world. Guests heard from inspirational leaders and innovators; learned how we're empowering farmers to feed hungry communities in Africa; met international staff on the frontlines of serving people living in poverty; discovered how Opportunity-funded schools are equipping children to change their lives; and much more.

    Featured Speakers and Panelists

    • Vicki Escarra, Global Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity International
    • Carly Fiorina, Global Chairman of the Opportunity Board of Directors
    • Nathan Byrd, Head of Education, Opportunity International
    • Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business and Economics Correspondent, ABC News
    • John Magnay, Head of Agriculture, Opportunity International
    • Justin McAuley, Director, Branchless Banking, Opportunity International
    • Remy Mendez and Amina Mendez, Opportunity Clients, Philippines
    • K.C. Ranjani, Executive Director, Dia Vikas
    • Reeta Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer, The MasterCard Foundation
    • Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Principal, Blue Haven Initiative 
    • Michele Sullivan, President, Caterpillar Foundation
    • Julia Stasch, Interim President, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    • Howard Tullman, Chief Executive Officer, 1871
    • Wm. Paul Young, Best-selling author, The Shack

    Photos and Videos

    Below are photographs from the 2014 Summit. You can watch the videos here.