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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,

Nick heads up the PayPal Giving Fund team globally, supporting its 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, a professional network for charity leaders, where, as director of strategy, he led the association's policy and professional development teams.

Joshua Tripp,
President and Chief Operating Officer

Joshua manages the internal operations of PayPal Giving Fund, ensuring it delivers its mission effectively and efficiently at growing scale. 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.

Nuru Kiyemba,
Chief Financial Officer

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.

Claudia Saka,
Accounting Manager

Claudia leads the PayPal Giving Fund day-to day finance operations for the US, Canada and Australia. Prior to joining PayPal Giving Fund, she worked for several mission-driven organizations including Save The Children, National Geographic and U.S. Green Building Council where she focused on full-cycle accounting, financial reporting, and budget analysis. She received an MBA from American University and a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary.

Ying Zhang,
Senior Accountant

Ying is responsible for the financial operations in the US. She joined PayPal Giving Fund (at the time MissionFish) as a support engineer to make sure our site and systems run as smoothly as possible. 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.

Josh Tobash,
Senior Accountant

Josh is responsible for PayPal Giving Fund's financial operations in Australia and Canada. 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,
Staff Accountant

Jason is responsible for our alternative charity payment operations in the US, Canada and Australia. Prior to joining PayPal Giving Fund, Jason held roles within 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 wife and daughters, and is a member of the Dale City Volunteer Fire Department.

Scott Riley,
Relationship Manager

Scott heads partner relations at PayPal Giving Fund and works closely with our major partners, such as PayPal, eBay, and Humble Bundle. 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.

Alex Montesa,
US Operations and Governance Specialist

Alex is responsible for supporting US Operations and Governance for US, UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia. Prior to joining PayPal Giving Fund, Alex has held various roles at Apple Inc, including recruitment and SMB business development. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor’s in Business, Management & Entrepreneurship, focusing on Human Resource Management. Alex resides in Richmond, Virginia and enjoys traveling and volunteering at various local organizations.

Scott Hillis,
Staff Accountant​

Scott has held multiple roles during a long tenure with PayPal, including 3 years as a senior agent in customer service, during which he led multiple initiatives to improve the service donors and charities receive from PayPal. Scott graduated from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Finance and Economics. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and dabbling in ceramics.​

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.

Oktay Dogramaci,
Chair, PayPal Giving Fund and VP, PayPal Giving, PayPal

Oktay’s areas of responsibility at PayPal include tools for non-profits processing payments, offerings for individuals supporting their favourite causes on PayPal, and supporting partners offering giving opportunities for their customers on their sites. Before PayPal he was a co-founder and CTO of MissionFish, eBay’s nonprofit partner powering cause-marketing and donation programs built into eBay properties since 2003 – until MissionFish was acquired by eBay Inc. in 2011.

Tie Kim,
CFO, Benetech

Tie Kim is an experienced finance executive whose career spans over 25 years in venture capital, start-ups and financial management. As Benetech’s CFO, Tie is responsible for all financial functions including accounting and audits as well as strategy and compliance. Previously, Tie served as the CFO at Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm focused on creating opportunities for people to improve their own lives, their communities and the world around them.

Ellie Diaz,
Senior Vice President, Global Customer Services, PayPal

Ellie has been in the financial services industry for 22 years. Throughout this time Ellie has played numerous roles in training organizations, contact centers, project management programs and telemarketing services. In her current role at PayPal, she has end-to-end accountability for global customer support and the various support teams such as training, knowledge management, go to market, segmentation, performance management and leadership effectiveness.

Franz W. Paasche,
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, PayPal Inc.

Franz leads PayPal’s Social Innovation efforts to drive positive social impact and make a difference for consumers, businesses and communities around the world. He is also responsible for PayPal’s external and internal communications functions, along with the company’s global government relations and public policy activities.

Victoria Vrana,
Chief Executive Officer, Global Giving

Victoria is a senior leader in innovation and philanthropy at the helm of GlobalGiving. She joined GlobalGiving from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she served as Deputy Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, overseeing portfolios in policy, data, and everyday giving. Previously, Victoria held positions with Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Morino Institute, and Millennium Communications. She also serves on the board of directors of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.

Cosmin Pitigoi,
SVP, FP&A and Pricing, PayPal

Cosmin leads all PayPal’s FP&A teams, including Corporate FPA, Global Opex, Operational and Strategic Finance and Pricing teams. Responsible for partnering with the CEO, CFO and Senior Exec team to influence and drive financial outcomes, investments, and planning, as well as strategic input into achieving PayPal’s vision, Cosmin has been with PayPal/eBay for nearly 20 years in a variety of finance and operational roles.

Our relationship with PayPal

PayPal Giving Fund receives grant funding in support of its charitable mission from PayPal. PayPal also donates staff time to the PayPal Giving Fund, with the relevant team members employed by PayPal and formally seconded to PayPal Giving Fund to carry out our work, exclusively furthering charitable purposes. PayPal, Inc. is the sole member of PayPal Giving Fund, and in this capacity appoints its board of directors.

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