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Ambassadors Council

The Ambassadors Council champions Opportunity's clients and advances the mission of Opportunity International by using their skills, experience, and influence to serve those living in poverty.

The Ambassadors Council advances the mission of Opportunity International by using their business skills, experience, and influence to bring about transformation for families living in poverty. Ambassadors are successful entrepreneurs, professionals, financiers, and corporate executives who serve as volunteer leaders to champion the mission of Opportunity.

How Ambassadors Serve

Brand Ambassadors

Brand Ambassadors promote external education and outreach by communicating through select podiums and media. They speak at regional events and represent Opportunity at association or affinity group gatherings in their area.

Advisory Ambassadors

Advisory Ambassadors leverage their professional expertise by providing advice and counsel to Opportunity leadership on specific issues or internal projects. They offer marketing and sales training, pro bono advice and consulting, and management and leadership best practices with other executives.

Rainmaker Ambassadors

Rainmaker Ambassadors connect their personal networks to Opportunity's mission. They share about Opportunity with their personal and professional networks, host education and outreach events, lead Insight Trips, create community among groups of donors, and make key introductions.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Greg Roth, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, at [email protected].

Ambassadors Council Members

  • Chuck Ahlem
  • David Allman
  • Paul Cooley (co-chair)
  • Kathy Drake
  • David Gardner
  • Rebekah Gladson (co-chair)
  • Dawn Helwig
  • Ted Helwig
  • Esther Lee
  • Marilyn Modak
  • Mike Modak
  • Ted Moser
  • Harry Mueller
  • Kelly Palmer
  • Fred Sasser
  • Jill Smith
  • Steve Smith
  • Mike Toothman
  • Rita Ullom
  • Todd Ullom
  • Kimberly Yim


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