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An active community of the next generation of advocates, philanthropists, and leaders who support Pathfinder’s mission to help women and girls globally.


Next Gen, or Millennials and Gen Z between 22 and 40, constitute the next generation of global leaders and changemakers. Pathfinder’s Acacia Circle, like the shelter under an Acacia Tree, is a space for Next Gen to convene, learn, grow, and harness the power of community. Next Gen who join the Acacia Circle are passionate Pathfinder supporters and advocates for improved sexual and reproductive health and rights globally.

As a part of this community, members will deepen their understanding of the sector and use their voice, their networks, and their financial support to enable women, men, boys and girls globally to make their own decisions about their health.

What will I do as a member?

The Acacia Circle program strives to give members the information and skills needed to confidently serve as advocates and ambassadors for improved sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. Using this knowledge, Acacia Circle members will:

  • Amplify key messages and spread awareness on the importance of and gaps in sexual and reproductive health
  • Mobilize their community to learn more about sexual and reproductive health and get involved in Pathfinder’s work through informal events, campaigns, and social media
  • Activate by contributing time, talent and skills, or financial resources to key initiatives hosted by the Acacia Circle

What will I gain from joining?

Through involvement in the Acacia Circle, members will deepen their understanding of Pathfinder’s work, build their network, and grow as advocates and philanthropists. Membership includes access to:

  • A network of like-minded advocates to connect with and learn from
  • Exclusive learning opportunities and trainings on philanthropy, advocacy, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Regional U.S. events with Pathfinder leaders and global health peers
  • Unique opportunities to travel overseas to visit Pathfinder’s programs
  • Involvement in initiatives that advance Pathfinder’s programming
  • A monthly newsletter with key highlights, unique insight into Pathfinders work, and upcoming events
  • Pathfinder swag to show off a commitment to gender equality and global health

Who is membership open to?

This inclusive community is open to the most passionate Next Gen who are eager to both engage with Pathfinder and advocate for gender equality and improved sexual and reproductive health. This group may include, for example:

  • Individuals with a connection to the countries where Pathfinder works
  • Public health professionals
  • Professionals in the private sector
  • Representatives of family foundations
  • Individuals with a desire to learn more about social impact, advocacy, and philanthropy

How can I get involved?

  • Support Pathfinder with a minimum contribution of $250 annually, either through a donation or fundraising
  • Commit to actively participating in Acacia Circle activities and serving as a Pathfinder ambassador for one year, after which your membership can be renewed
  • Contact us to learn more and apply.

What will I do as a member?

The Acacia Circle program strives to give members the information and skills needed to confidently serve as advocates and ambassadors for improved sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. Using this knowledge, Acacia Circle members will:

  • Amplify key messages and spread awareness on the importance of and gaps in sexual and reproductive health
  • Mobilize their community to learn more about sexual and reproductive health and get involved in Pathfinder’s work through informal events, campaigns, and social media
  • Activate by contributing time, talent and skills, or financial resources to key initiatives hosted by the Acacia Circle

What will I gain from joining?

Through involvement in the Acacia Circle, members will deepen their understanding of Pathfinder’s work, build their network, and grow as advocates and philanthropists. Membership includes access to:

  • A network of like-minded advocates to connect with and learn from
  • Exclusive learning opportunities and trainings on philanthropy, advocacy, and sexual and reproductive health
  • Regional U.S. events with Pathfinder leaders and global health peers
  • Unique opportunities to travel overseas to visit Pathfinder’s programs
  • Involvement in initiatives that advance Pathfinder’s programming
  • A monthly newsletter with key highlights, unique insight into Pathfinders work, and upcoming events
  • Pathfinder swag to show off a commitment to gender equality and global health

Who is membership open to?

This inclusive community is open to the most passionate Next Gen who are eager to both engage with Pathfinder and advocate for gender equality and improved sexual and reproductive health. This group may include, for example:

  • Individuals with a connection to the countries where Pathfinder works
  • Public health professionals
  • Professionals in the private sector
  • Representatives of family foundations
  • Individuals with a desire to learn more about social impact, advocacy, and philanthropy

How can I get involved?

  • Support Pathfinder with a minimum contribution of $250 annually, either through a donation or fundraising
  • Commit to actively participating in Acacia Circle activities and serving as a Pathfinder ambassador for one year, after which your membership can be renewed
  • Contact us to learn more and apply.

Activity Highlights

After Six Months after COVID-19: What’s at Stake for Global Reproductive Health and Rights?

Lockdowns, stockouts, economic disasters, and more are changing where women and families access critical reproductive health care, how they get those services, and even what types of care they need. Pathfinder has been there, adapting and working, throughout the pandemic in some of the highest-need countries around the world. Alyssa Patmos, a member of Pathfinder’s Acacia Circle, joined Crystal Lander, Pathfinder’s Executive Director of Global Affairs, to discuss the biggest risks to reproductive health and rights around the world, what we were seeing on the ground in the countries we serve, and how Pathfinder is adapting and continuing our critical work in the face of COVID-19.

Protect Communities in Mozambique: Past Fundraiser for COVID-19

At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, Acacia Circle members rallied to raise funds to protect Pathfinder staff and partners in Mozambique. The over $12,000 raised provided essential PPE for Pathfinder staff, community network partners, and support for a messaging platform to keep community members updated on COVID-19 prevention and send key sexual and reproductive health messages.

#NextGenGenerosity: Giving Tuesday NOW Campaign with the Keep Families Giving Foundation

Next-Gen communities and leaders from across the globe teamed up with #GivingTuesdayNow in response to urgent COVID-19 needs with a global day of giving and unity. Led by the Keep Families Giving Foundation, Next Generation philanthropists and communities from all over the world rallied together to share acts of generosity and fundraise for critical needs during this pandemic. From April 28th-May 26th, Pathfinder’s Acacia Circle joined peer organizations and groups to inspire and amplify Next Gen acts of generosity for COVID-19 response efforts.

 

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Make Your Activism More Effective

IssueVoter and Pathfinder’s Acacia Circle teamed up to host an advocacy workshop for the Next Gen community.

Meet Our Members

Adebayo Adeleke

Member | Dallas TX

Sabah Husain

Member Development Chair | Minneapolis, MN

Alyssa Patmos

Member | Boulder TX

Anna Boyer

Recruitment Chair | Los Angeles, CA

Chelsea Toler

Member | Austin, TX

Lauren Gross

Member | London, UK

Olivia Tilley

Member | Austin, TX

Michal Ann Morrison

Communications Chair | Austin, TX

Teddy Teece

Member | Boulder, CO

Vanessa Adebayo

Member | Baltimore, MD

Olusola Amusan

Member | Houston, TX

Moyo Jennifer Sonola

Member | Nashville, TN

Stay in Touch

➡️ Follow us on LinkedIn for group updates, facts about sexual and reproductive health, and stories from the field.

➡️ Visit our Action Center to take action for sexual and reproductive health now.

➡️ Contact us to talk more about our Next Gen programming.

Member and Recruitment Chair

Anna Boyer

"I have always been passionate about being involved with organizations that boost women in the world, whether it's through education or the arts... An increasing interest of mine has been learning more about how important it is that women are given choices when it comes to not only their bodies but the trajectory of their lives, two things that are intrinsically connected. I believe that reproductive freedom is economic freedom and that is why Pathfinder's work interests me. To be involved with this group is to not only further that goal but to meet and learn from so many other women (and men!) who have the same values." 

Member

Olusola Amusan

"The work around sexual and reproductive health is important work, and several African countries do not have access to this knowledge. Many girls and women have gone through their life and not been able to achieve their potential. I am the father of two girls and want them to grow up in a world where everyone can have access to health services regardless of their background or where they are. Every young person with a voice should advocate for more education around sexual and reproductive health services and make sure that every barrier is removed."

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