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Faye Walsh Drouillard

Faye Walsh Drouillard

Founder of Giving Circles, Impact investor

Faye is passionate about harnessing the power of philanthropy, investing, and entrepreneurship to create sustainable social and environmental impact.  She is an active donor, consultant, investor and catalyst for change. 

After moving to Europe from the US, she founded the Giving Circles of Amsterdam and Ireland, whose aim is to democratize giving and engage a new generation of philanthropists. In Los Angeles, she served as Executive Director of the Freedom Writers Foundation and now provides strategy, management and fundraising guidance to social enterprise, start-up and philanthropy clients. 

Faye believes impact investing is inevitable and is a member of EBAN Impact and HBAN.  She is a board member of Philanthropy Ireland and The Community Foundation for Ireland and a member of the Ashoka Support Network.  She holds a B.A. (University of Washington) and an MBA (UCLA Anderson School).