The 2013 Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, Global Trailblazer, was awarded to Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, for her courage and advocacy for girls education. Malala and her family are the driving force behind the Malala Fund, set up at their direction by Vital Voices with supporters of her cause, including the United Nations Foundation and Girl Up, and within a community of supportive organizations and individuals. Learn more at MalalaFund.org.
Thanks to a record donation of $10,569,002 to the Ressler-Gertz Foundation, actress Jami Gertz and her husband, Anthony Ressler, top the list of the 30 Most Generous Celebrities compiled by The Giving Back Fund, a non-profit organization that tracks philanthropic giving worldwide.
Disability Funders Network was established in 1994 to be a catalyst for creating a new understanding of how private funders can respond to disability issues and to show how disability concerns can be an essential part of all philanthropic programs.