Emily Verellen

Director, The Fledgling Fund

Emily Verellen is director of The Fledgling Fund, which she joined in 2008. The Fledgling Fund is a private foundation driven by the belief that film can inspire a better world. Verellen provides strategic support for Fledgling grantees and plays a key role in developing grantmaking strategy and reviewing applications. She is also co-founder of The Binti Pamoja Center, a women’s rights and reproductive health center in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2006, she received a Fledgling grant to publish a book about The Binti Pamoja Center, LightBox, which features photographs, stories, and autobiographies from the teenage members of the center.

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