About Us

Building brighter futures worldwide:

Children’s Fund works at the grassroots level with community leaders to meet
the needs of children, youth and their families. Children’s Fund is a public
charity that develops community capacity to address local needs and provides
continuing support to keep worthy efforts going.

Children’s Fund provides direct services to poor children, youth and families in
less developed countries. We also make micro grants to community leaders to
support locally developed projects. In addition, we serve as the agent for
charities in other countries by receiving designated funds on their behalf.

Children’s Fund is committed to accountability, and we send teams to evaluate
the projects we support because we want to be sure that our investments in
children are sound. We encourage those who have a vision to improve the lives
of children in the U.S. or in developing countries to make their dreams a


Sherlie Ann Scribner, Ed.D, CEO, Founder

Children’s Fund Board Of Directors:
Tonnye Conner-White, Co-chair
U S Government Accountability Office

Ed Olson, Co-chair
State Department Retired / Consultant

Bob Licitra, CFO, Treasurer
Software Developer, Gill & Piette, Inc.

Gene Allen, Secretary
Nuclear Engineer, Navy Ship Designer, Dept. of the Navy, Carderock, MD

Kathy Gillette Mallard, Fiscal Student Services, University of Virginia

Katie Spillenkothen, International Development Professional