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The KCA team strives to change lives,
helping children and young people thrive.

Alicia Keys.

Co-funder

Alicia Keys is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a 15-time Grammy Award-winning artist/songwriter/musician/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film/television and Broadway producer an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of activism.

Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs in A Minor, Keys has sold over 65 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments. Keys’ forthcoming seventh studio album ALICIA is slated to be released in the spring of 2020. The first single “Show Me Love” earned Keys a record-extending 11th number 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs airplay chart. Keys will release her new book More Myself on March 31, 2020 via Flatiron Publishing.

Antonio Ruiz-Giménez, Jr.

Executive Chairman & CEO

Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez serves as the Chairman and CEO of Keep A Child Alive and has been a board member since 2015. In addition to his work with KCA, he is a dynamic entrepreneur involved with a number of successful growth-oriented investments.

Antonio is a co-founder and Managing Partner at ATW Partners, a Venture Capital/Private Equity investment firm. Prior to ATW Partners, he co-founded P3 Global Management, a public-private partnership enhancing cities. He is also the co-founder and chairman of SolidOpinion, a commenting platform. Antonio holds a Law Degree from Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

Victoire Cleren.

Manager, Individual Giving and Event Management

Victoire Cleren is the Manager of Individual Giving and Event Management for Keep a Child Alive in New York. She studied economics at La Sorbonne, Paris and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health Policy and Economy from the EHESP School of Public Health/Sciences Po in Rennes, France.

She has lived and worked in Europe, Latin America, and the US. Victoire has worked in the nonprofit sector for several years, focusing primarily on development, strategy and monitoring & evaluation

Tim Gerry.

Coach Team KCA

Antonio Ruiz-Giménez, Jr.

Executive Chairman & CEO

Antonio Ruiz-Gimenez serves as the Chairman and CEO of Keep A Child Alive and has been a board member since 2015. In addition to his work with KCA, he is a dynamic entrepreneur involved with a number of successful growth-oriented investments.

Antonio is a co-founder and Managing Partner at ATW Partners, a Venture Capital/Private Equity investment firm. Prior to ATW Partners, he co-founded P3 Global Management, a public-private partnership enhancing cities. He is also the co-founder and chairman of SolidOpinion, a commenting platform. Antonio holds a Law Degree from Universidad Complutense of Madrid.

David Wirtschafter.

Board Member, William Morris Endeavor

Dave Wirtschafter is a board member at WME. As the president of the former William Morris Agency, he was instrumental in shaping its June 2009 merger with the Endeavor agency. Wirtschafter currently represents clients in every area of the entertainment industry, including writers, directors, producers, musicians, fashion designers, and athletes.

Nicole David.

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Nicole began her agent life by forming Rifkin David in 1982. As time went on, it grew and eventually was acquired by WMA in 1992. Her client list, which included both actors and musicians, was extremely eclectic. She represented everyone from Julie Andrews and Emma Thompson to Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys. Since leaving WME in 2013, she has worked as a consultant for brands like Starbucks and partnered with Lisa Erspamer to produce the documentary, Whitney. She has been on the board of KCA for approximately ten years.

Evan Vogel.

Founding Partner, Night Agency, Co-Founder, Doodle.ly

Nicole began her agent life by forming Rifkin David in 1982. As time went on, it grew and eventually was acquired by WMA in 1992. Her client list, which included both actors and musicians, was extremely eclectic. She represented everyone from Julie Andrews and Emma Thompson to Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys. Since leaving WME in 2013, she has worked as a consultant for brands like Starbucks and partnered with Lisa Erspamer to produce the documentary, Whitney. She has been on the board of KCA for approximately ten years.

Kerry Propper.

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ATW Partners LLC

Kerry Propper is Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Chardan, as well as, Founder and Managing Partner of ATW Partners, a Private Equity fund based in New York.

Mr. Propper is a founding member of Nadia’s Initiative; he also serves on the Executive Board for Voices of Rwanda, Yazda and Digital Citizens Fund. He serves on the Advisory Council of the International Crisis Group and is the Producer of Watchers of the Sky, an award-winning documentary on Genocide. Mr. Propper has focused his activism on helping marginalized populations that face mass atrocities.

Mr. Propper earned his BA in Economics and International Studies from Colby College.

Janelle Monae.

A Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and CoverGirl spokesperson, Janelle Monáe is known for her unique style and groundbreaking sound. In 2010, Monáe released the highly-anticipated and critically-acclaimed album The ArchAndroid, which earned her two Grammy Award nominations. In 2013, her celebrated album The Electric Lady reached No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The video for the album’s first single, “Q.U.E.E.N.,” received a coveted MTV VMA Moonman. In 2013, Monáe received Billboard’s prestigious 2013 Rising Star Award.

Most recently, Monáe was presented with the Jane Ortner Education Award from Michelle Obama and the Grammy Museum. She was also acknowledged by the Harvard College Women’s Center and the Harvard College Black Men’s Forum. In February 2015, Monáe announced her independent label, WONDALAND RECORDS, through a joint venture partnership with Epic Records.

Laila Ali.

Laila Ali is an author, public speaker and daughter of global icon, Muhammad Ali. She is President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes equality for women in the world of professional sports and pushes programs that encourage young women to be confident, healthy and strong through their lifestyle.

She is also a major supporter of charitable organizations such as Feeding America, Healthy Child Healthy World, Peace 4 Kids and Keep A Child Alive.

Lee Daniels.

Lee Daniels is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose work is trademarked by his authenticity and candour. In addition to his successful film career, he is a passionate advocate and philanthropist.

He sits on numerous boards including Ghetto Film School, a non-profit which helps to educate, develop, and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers. He is also a long-time LGBT activist and a strong supporter of many charitable organizations, including Keep A Child Alive.

Padma Lakshmi.

Internationally renowned actress and food expert Padma Lakshmi has supported Keep a Child Alive since 2008, actively engaging in fundraising events and campaigns to support our life-saving programs in Africa and India.

She is also the co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, bringing hope to millions of women, like herself, who are battling with the little-known disease, and has made enormous strides in spreading awareness and garnering funding for research and teen health education.

Taraji Henson.

Taraji P. Henson is a 2011 Emmy nominee for Best Actress and made her singing debut. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she resides in Los Angeles with her son. Henson has a strong dedication to helping disabled and less fortunate children and reveals, “I always stress to kids to have faith in themselves—the greatest recipe for success is self-confidence.”

She joined Keep a Child Alive in 2016 and visited Ikageng Itireleng AIDS Ministry, KCA’s partner located in Soweto, South Africa.

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