The Global Fund for Children UK Trust
Debra Burke, Head of Business Development for Europe
Debra Burke is the head of business development for Europe. Debra has over 12 years of experience with nonprofit organizations in fundraising and development, gift solicitation, account management, and managing strategic relationships with high-net-worth individuals. She has previously served as director of fund development for UNLTD South Africa, a start-up organization for early-stage social entrepreneurs in South African townships; development director for The Legal Assistance Trust in London, which supports the rights of the poor in South Africa; executive director of Ubuntu Education Fund, which provides education and healthcare for at-risk children in South Africa; and national director for individual giving and major gifts at City Year, Inc., an international youth service organization. Debra is an American citizen currently based in London, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in world history from Saint Anselm College.
Barbara Davidson, Development Operations Manager
Barbara Davidson is the development operations manager for The Global Fund for Children UK Trust. Barbara has been involved in the UK’s charity sector for over 14 years and has considerable experience in the development of administrative systems and procedures as well as publicity and fundraising. Prior to joining the UK Trust, she served as the communications manager at Chapel & York Limited, a leading provider of cross-border fundraising services that assists NGOs with raising funds for projects all over the world. She previously worked at the Legal Assistance Trust, a UK charity that seeks to maintain and protect the fundamental rights of the most disadvantaged sections of the South African population. Barbara lives outside of London and is a British citizen.