Carrie Rich is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund. Built by and for social entrepreneurs, The Global Good Fund was created in 2012 based on the belief that growing leaders is the best strategy for solving complex social problems and achieving global good. Carrie tested the theory behind The Global Good Fund while working as Senior Director of Vision Translation at Inova Health System and teaching as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University. There, she co-authored Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative, a Handelsblatt's Top 5 Business Book. Carrie has been recognized as a 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Awardee.
On Carrie Rich's 26th birthday, her boss, Knox Singleton the CEO of Inova Health Systems, gifted her a birthday card with $100. A few weeks prior, Carrie shared an idea with Knox about pairing emerging young leaders, like herself, with seasoned executives, like him, and backing the combo with targeted capital to serve as a catalyst for social good.
Carrie set out to demonstrate that small donations could have enormous impact. She emailed anyone and everyone to grow the $100, which eventually became $2,000,000 used to found The Global Good Fund. 8 years later, The Global Good Fund’s 105 Fellows have collectively impacted 8,500,000 people around the world. This ripple effect started with Carrie. Today, The Global Good fund's ripple effect is our story.