WEBINAR: Corporate America Responds to the Coronavirus Global Pandemic

Join CAF America President and CEO Ted Hart as he moderates a conversation with corporate leaders about their respective company’s response to the current crisis.  Whether you are considering the development of new programming or reallocation of charitable funding to COVID-19 relief efforts, these leaders will provide an insider glimpse into how corporate America is responding to the current crisis.



Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP®, serves as President and CEO of CAF America and President of CAF Canada. An internationally recognized speaker, Ted has over 30 years of experience in advising global philanthropy and is an expert in regulatory frameworks governing both domestic and global philanthropy and risk management. In addition to his Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree, he is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) and holds the information security management certification ISO 27001. During his tenure as President and CEO, CAF America has witnessed exponential growth helping clients contribute over $1 billion in the United States and in 110 countries around the world.

He is co-editor of the new book Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide published by CharityChannel Press. He has authored People to People Fundraising, Internet Management for Nonprofits and Fundraising on the Internet and co-authored five other published books on philanthropy. Ted played a critical role in the creation of the green nonprofits movement and was the founder of the International ePhilanthropy Foundation. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Advisors in Philanthropy Foundation, and The Philanthropy Roundtable.

With 15+ years in the industry, Silvia Vargas leads international grantmaking for the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo.

  • The PepsiCo Foundation focuses on:
  • Alleviating hunger
  • Providing access to safe water to communities in need
  • Promoting circular economy
  • advance women empowerment – with a special focus on empowering women economically

Christine Fontana develops and manages $11 million in annual global philanthropic efforts. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, impact, relationship management, employee engagement, operations

Anne Vela-Wagner leads the Mars Wrigley Foundation’s global strategy, partnerships and programs including, signature program development and execution, measurement and evaluation, and governance and staffing,

She works closely with the executive members of the Foundation Board to drive meaningful outcomes through its portfolio of global partners. Anne also leads signature Mars Incorporated programs to activate Mars Wrigley associates around the world to create positive social change.