About us

Our mission

PayPal Giving Fund is a registered non-profit that raises new funds for charities through technology. Harnessing PayPal’s assets, PayPal Giving Fund is working to create a network of donors, businesses & charities so all can participate in helping charities raise new, unrestricted funds. Working with leading internet businesses, PayPal Giving Fund generates more than $35m in donations each year to benefit charities in the US and UK. Participation in PayPal Giving Fund is free, and we provide donation and donor reports, issue tax receipts, aggregate donations for monthly electronic distribution, and handle legal registration requirements — all without charging donors or charities for our services.*

Our partners

PayPal

PayPal makes it easy for donors to find and support their favorite charities while at home or on the go. Giving opportunities embedded in the PayPal customer experience are enhanced by seasonal campaigns and promotions that forge new connections and inspire people to give more and more often.

eBay for Charity

eBay for Charity makes it easy for members of the eBay community to support their favorite charities when buying and selling in one of the world’s largest marketplaces. They can donate a portion of their sales, add a donation to purchases during checkout, or buy an item that supports a great cause. Special features help eBay for Charity items stand out, and charitable sellers are rewarded for their generosity with eBay fee credits proportional to the amount donated.

Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle, a leading retailer of digital games and eBooks, offers its customers the opportunity to support charity with every purchase they make. Through an innovative “pay what you want” pricing model, customers can choose not only what they want to pay but also what portion of that purchase is donated through PayPal Giving Fund to charities featured on the site.

GoFundMe

GoFundMe is a crowdfunding platform that enables its users to raise funds to benefit a charity of their choosing. Through the platform, users can donate to current charity fundraising campaigns or create their own unique campaigns for the charity they want to support. Users can also easily share campaigns through social media to help raise even more funds.

Our team

Nick Aldridge

CEO

Nick heads up the PayPal Giving Fund team globally, supporting the U.S. and U.K. boards in developing and driving the organisation's strategy. Nick joined PayPal Giving Fund from ACEVO, the professional network for charity leaders, where as director of strategy he led the association's policy and professional development teams for three years, and undertook a secondment to the Cabinet Office to work on public service reform. He sits on the advisory board for the Institute of Fundraising National Convention, and is a trustee of the Willow Foundation.

He holds the Institute of Directors qualification in Company Directorship and a first class Philosophy degree from Cambridge. Nick is married with two children and lives in London. In his spare time he cycles, plays badminton and jazz guitar and gives talks on philosophy.

Opal Hawkins

CFO and Treasurer

Opal manages PayPal Giving Fund's finance and accounting activities. She is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience working in nonprofit accounting and finance. Prior to joining PayPal Giving Fund (at the time MissionFish), she was a senior consultant for Great Plains software. Opal began her career as an accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers and has handled all things financial for The American Society of Associated Executives, Online Computer Learning Center (OCLC), and The American Association for Retired Persons. She has a BS in Business Administration and is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Maryland University College. When the weather is cooperating, Opal enjoys gardening and spending time in the doggie parks with her Yorkshire terrier, "Frisky".

Joshua Tripp

Operations Director

Joshua has spent the past two decades working at the intersection of financial services and innovation. Prior to joining PayPal, Joshua was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Grameen Foundation, an international poverty alleviation organization bringing financial services to the poor and poorest. Before joining Grameen Foundation, Joshua was a Vice President at Community Wealth Partners where he worked with dozens of social enterprises, helping them to increase their financial sustainability. Previously, Joshua was a Project Manager for GS Telecom, a start-up satellite telecommunications company in Ghana, and worked in the investment banking division of Deutsche Bank. He holds an MBA from the George Washington University School of Business and a bachelor's degree in Economics from Williams College. Joshua is married with two children, and he enjoys trail running, bicycling, coaching youth sports, and 80s cover bands.

Ryanne Putnam

Product and Operations Manager

Ryanne is the PayPal Giving Fund product owner and also oversees customer operations for PayPal Giving Fund U.S. She ensures the success of PayPal Giving Fund’s programs through promotion of user-focused product planning, content management practices, and program-wide design thinking. Since joining PayPal Giving Fund in 2011, Ryanne has helped PayPal Giving Fund grow over 350% in donation volume and implemented efficiency measures to better respond to and support some of the largest charities in the U.S. She has lived and travelled throughout North America and Europe and is very happy to call Washington DC home. She has a BA from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. She loves reading, user experience design, knitting, learning new languages, traveling, and exploring DC.

Ying Zhang

Senior Staff Accountant

Ying joined PayPal Giving Fund (at the time MissionFish) as a support engineer to make sure our site and systems run as smoothly as possible. Her duties included researching, debugging, and finding solutions to the most complex technical issues. Today, Ying processes daily donation transactions and establishes payments to our charities in the U.S. and U.K. Among other responsibilities, she specializes in reconciling our financial and online systems to ensure all donations are accurately processed. Ying has a Master's degree in Computer Science from George Mason University. She enjoys globetrotting and has traveled extensively across Asia including Japan, India, Thailand, Tibet, and Hong Kong. For future voyages, her sights are set on Europe.

Our board

PayPal Giving Fund is overseen by an experienced Board of Directors which, on behalf of our donors and beneficiaries, is charged with governing our operations, monitoring our effectiveness, and establishing overall strategy. Among other responsibilities, the board meets regularly to oversee the organization's policies and practices to promote integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Sean Milliken

Head of Global Social Innovation, PayPal

As PayPal’s Head of Global Social Innovation, Sean Milliken leads the company’s efforts to harness the power of its unique assets and expertise to improve the lives of people and the communities in which they live and work. Previous to his current role, Milliken served as Director of Nonprofit Strategy for eBay Inc. Milliken joined eBay Inc. following their acquisition of MissionFish, an organization he founded in 1999 and led until 2011. Under his leadership, the award-winning social enterprise teamed up with eBay to launch eBay Giving Works, a ground-breaking charitable giving program that enables eBay’s community of users to donate to their favorite causes through their buying and selling activity – and that has raised over $500 million since its inception.

Sean started MissionFish after working as Associate Vice President of Marketing & Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. He developed a passion for using entrepreneurial initiatives for social good while helping teens start successful businesses. He led a collaboration with the University of Southern California Entrepreneur Program that created the Center for Entrepreneurship at Manual Arts High School, a business incubator and micro-loan program for young people in South Central Los Angeles. Sean began his career at Communities In Schools, the nation's leading community-based organization devoted to helping young people succeed in school and prepare for life.

He is a co-author featured in the book Innovation and Technology Strategies, the Founding Board Chair for the PayPal Giving Fund, and a member of the National Leadership Council for Communities In Schools.

Bill Barmeier

Philanthropic and Investment Professional

Bill Barmeier is a retired philanthropic and investment professional, with diverse experience spanning management, finance, and legal positions. Most recently, he was a Partner and the Head of Investments for Omidyar Network (ON), a philanthropic investment firm that funds organizations – non-profit and for-profit – with the aim to bring about sector-level change and create social impact at scale. Prior to joining ON, Bill served in several senior-level positions at eBay Inc. He was the vice president responsible for eBay’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, a role in which he guided the strategy and expansion of the company’s social ventures, philanthropic programs, and environmental activities. Earlier he was eBay’s vice president of corporate development, responsible for sourcing, evaluating, and executing the company’s acquisitions, investments, and other strategic transactions. Prior to eBay, Bill was a partner of a venture capital firm and held management positions with several Silicon Valley companies. He began his career as a corporate lawyer. Bill earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a JD from Stanford Law School, and his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Patrick Dupuis

Senior Vice President for Simplicity, Quality and Productivity, PayPal

Patrick Dupuis is responsible for PayPal’s global financial operations as PayPal's SVP and Chief Financial Officer. He is passionate about supporting the community through focused, meaningful, and impactful initiatives. Currently he is a board member (and audit chair) of PayPal Giving Fund and executive sponsor for MicroPlace. Before joining PayPal, Dupuis was the global chief financial officer for Sitel, a major international call center outsourcing provider, where he oversaw the finance, tax and treasury functions, investor relations and real estate. Previously, he was vice president and CFO of BJC Healthcare, one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States. Dupuis also spent 20 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at GE including vice president and CFO for GE Healthcare, a $10 billion division; and vice president and general manager of GE Capital International Services, which became Genpact, an offshoring business process outsourcing company. He is a graduate of Ecole de Management de Lyon, France.

John McCabe

Senior Vice President, Customer Service and Operations, PayPal

With more than 30 years of experience in banking and technology, John McCabe, PayPal's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, has been at the forefront of sweeping changes that have impacted how these industries operate. He was at Chemical Bank in 1982 when it introduced Pronto, a pioneering online banking service that ran on the Atari gaming system that was one of the earliest efforts to offer home banking on a personal device.

Since then, he has worked in senior executive positions running retail banking, operations, financial services, call centers, and strategic planning at ICT Group, Global Telecommunication Solutions Inc., National Westminster Bancorp, and other companies. Before joining PayPal in 2009, John was the Executive Vice President at Wachovia Direct Access, which served more than 15 million customers through 15 contact centers located around the world. Looking for an opportunity to be part of a company with a real opportunity to change the world, and frustrated by the conservative nature of traditional banking, John joined PayPal in 2009. As head of PayPal's risk operations, customer support, and compliance operations, John is focused on translating his three decades' worth of experience driving better convenience and security for consumers to help reinvent the global payment system.

Steve Yankovich

Chief Product Officer, Magento

Steve Yankovich is Chief Product Officer at Magento Commerce, a leading eCommerce platform supporting 240,000 merchants worldwide. Until 2015, Steve was Vice President of Innovation and New Ventures at eBay, focused on future-looking technologies and experiences that will drive innovative new approaches to connecting retailers, merchants, and sellers with consumers around the world.

From 2009 to 2012, Steve served as vice president of eBay mobile, responsible for eBay's mobile business and product development from its inception, building eBay into the world’ss #1 mobile commerce leader with $13B in mobile transaction volume in 2012. Steve spearheaded the eBay Inc. acquisitions of RedLaser and Critical Path Software. Steve was named a ‘Top 10 Mobile Commerce Chief’ by Internet Retailer and is a regular invited speaker for events and media.

Steve also serves on the board of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST), several startups and advises several venture firms. Before eBay, Steve was Adobe's Entrepreneur in Residence where he created an Adobe seed project targeted at knowledge and information workers. Before Adobe, he was the founder/CEO/CTO of Movaris Inc., an Enterprise BPM software company that was acquired. Over a 28-year career Steve went from CPU designer to software architect and start-up entrepreneur to Fortune 200 company executive and has amassed a patent portfolio of 36 patents (12 issued) spanning a broad spectrum of technology and software.

When Steve isn't busy tinkering with technology, he enjoys cooking and building and driving fast cars.

Our financials

PayPal Giving Fund

* In some cases our ecommerce partners may choose to charge fees on donations made through their platforms, which they will disclose to you.