Raising new funds for charities
through technology

Over 40,000 US charities have already enrolled with PayPal Giving Fund.

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Using the power of PayPal to help charities

PayPal Giving Fund is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286) that uses PayPal technology and financial support to fundraise for causes,
without charging donors or charities for our services.

Our team

Nick Aldridge,
CEO

Nick heads up the PayPal Giving Fund team globally, supporting the US and UK boards in developing and driving the organization's strategy. Prior to that, he ran PayPal Giving Fund UK. 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.

Joshua Tripp,
president and CFO

Joshua manages the internal operations of PayPal Giving Fund, including accounting and finance. His previous roles have included COO and CFO at an international poverty alleviation organization, VP at a strategic consulting firm focused on social impact, and project manager for a start-up satellite telecommunications company in Ghana. He holds an MBA from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Williams College.

Ryanne Ozonal, product and operations manager

Since joining PayPal Giving Fund in 2011, Ryanne has helped PPGF grow 2,500% in year-over-year funds raised for charity and implemented efficiency measures to better respond to and support some of the largest charities in the US and UK. She has a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and lives in the greater Washington, DC area.

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. Today, Ying processes daily donation transactions and establishes payments to our charities in the US. and UK. 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.

Nuru Kiyemba, VP of accounting, controller

Nuru manages PayPal Giving Fund’s accounting activities. Prior to joining PayPal Giving Fund, she worked for Atlantic Recycling Group, LLC, Jewish War Veteran’s museum, Common Cause and Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. She is a chartered CPA in Virginia and graduated in accounting and finance from USC, Columbia. Nuru enjoys traveling, swimming, reading, and spending time with her husband and two kids.

Josh Tobash,
accountant

Josh is responsible for daily and monthly financial activities at PayPal Giving Fund. He has held various accounting roles within the technology industry at Safenet, Sourcefire, and Cisco Systems. He received an MBA from Loyola University, Maryland, with a focus on international business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Towson University. When Josh is not working, he is traveling the world.

Jason Welch, accounting and operations associate

Jason is responsible for providing operational support for our payout processes. Prior to joining PayPal Giving Fund, Jason held roles with companies in the financial and tech sectors, such as Morgan Stanley and Apple. Aside from his responsibilities at PayPal Giving Fund, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and newborn baby.

Scott Riley, relationship manager

Scott heads partner relations at PayPal Giving Fund and works closely with our major partners, such as PayPal, eBay for Charity, Humble Bundle, and GoFundMe. In his spare time, he volunteers at local food banks, helps with music at his church, coaches youth soccer, and enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and daughter.

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

Sean helps to harness PayPal’s assets and expertise to improve the lives of people and their communities. Previously, he served as director of nonprofit strategy for eBay. Sean joined eBay following their acquisition of MissionFish, an organization he founded in 1999 and led until 2011. He is the founding board chair for PayPal Giving Fund and a member of the National Leadership Council for Communities In Schools.

Bill Barmeier,
philanthropic and investment professional

Bill is a retired philanthropic and investment professional. Most recently, he was head of investments for Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm that aims to create social impact at scale. Previously, Bill served in several senior-level positions at eBay, including VP, corporate social responsibility and VP, corporate development.

John Kunze, VP global consumer product and Xoom, PayPal

John is head of global consumer products for PayPal. John came to PayPal with the acquisition of Xoom, one of the most innovative platforms in the digital money transfer and remittance space. Prior to Xoom, John was CEO of Plumtree Software, a provider of enterprise software solutions. Before he joined Plumtree, John worked at Adobe Systems in a variety of product roles.

Aaron Anderson,
chief accounting officer, PayPal

Aaron is the chief accounting officer for PayPal. He is responsible for external financial reporting, accounting operations, financial systems, finance risk and global payroll. Prior to PayPal, Aaron was controller of the eBay payments segment, assistant controller at MasterCard, and director of IFRS policy and implementation at IBM. Aaron is a licensed CPA in Nebraska and Connecticut.

Steve Yankovich,
chief product architect, eBay

Steve is chief product architect at eBay. Previously, Steve was chief product officer at Magento Commerce, VP of innovation and new ventures at eBay, and VP of eBay mobile. Steve was named a ‘Top 10 Mobile Commerce Chief’ by Internet Retailer, serves on the board of Rosetta Stone, and has amassed a patent portfolio of 36 patents (12 issued) spanning a broad spectrum of technology and software.

Our partners

Our partners make supporting charity easy through their online platforms.


Become a partner

PayPal Giving Fund is interested in partnering with businesses that:

Can generate significant impact raising funds for charitable causes in the US, UK, or Canada

Operate a marketplace or platform where donations can be an integrated part of the customer experience

Seek a way to help their customers support a wide range of charities (more than 30,000 US charities are enrolled)

Are familiar with PayPal payment technology and eager to invest in development and promotion

Connect to new donors and funds

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