JARED HAMILTON, President
Jared is a founding director of Child Aid International. From 2005-08, he was on the staff of Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America, a national CFC federation, screening charity applications and supporting groups seeking to enter various state and local workplace campaigns including the City of Boston, California, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia.
Jared received his Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Newton MA in 2012 and is currently the settled minister at the United Church of Hinesburg located in Hinesburg VT.
Jared is married to Leah Hamilton who is the database administrator for Workplace Giving Alliance federations including CAI. They live in Hinesburg VT with their three children – Camille, Simon and Miles.
CHARLES TURNER, Secretary
Charles Turner grew up in Iowa farm country, became interested in music early, and went on to study vocal music and composition at the University of Iowa and UMass Amherst. After working for a food purveyor for a while, he discovered computers and embarked upon a career as an embedded systems software engineer and sometimes manager, working for companies such as Analogic (data acquisition instruments and a mammography machine), Analog Devices (cell phone software), and Varian (ion implanter simulation).
Charles is married and lives in Danvers, Massachusetts. He is active in his church, sings in two choral groups in the Boston area, and composes a lot of music. He also enjoys playing tennis and petting his cat, though not simultaneously.
MARSHALL STRAUSS, Treasurer
Strauss has been active in the not for profit field for more than a quarter century and has been involved in the CFC for much of that time.
Mr. Strauss served as chair of the National CFC Committee for two years and remains a member of that body. For many years he was also treasurer of the Combined Federal Campaign Foundation. Beginning in September 2011 and concluding in July 2012, Mr. Strauss served on the U.S. government's CFC 50 Commission which recommended a number of improvements to the operation of the CFC. The Commission's report was released in the summer of 2012. Mr. Strauss helped found several CFC federations. He has also served on a number of national and local not for profit organization boards.
During the early 1990s, Mr. Strauss helped establish and served as the initial CEO of two international organizations whose programs supported democracy activists overseas: The Democracy for China Fund and Freedom Channel. During the 1980s, Mr. Strauss served as associate director of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Child Welfare League of America. Here and overseas, he has been interviewed extensively on issues of human rights and philanthropy by, among others, the Associated Press, UPI, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, ABC News, Actuel (Paris), BBC, Russian National Television, Chronicle of Philanthropy, GovExec, Federal Times and Nonprofit Quarterly.