Founder and Executive Director
Executive Director, Meghann Gunderman, leads The Foundation For Tomorrow with incredible tenacity and great passion. She uses her global perspective, vast knowledge of African development, and extensive expertise in designing and implementing educational initiatives to transform TFFT’s vision into reality. TFFT exists to strengthen communities and the world at large in addition to each TFFT scholarship student, and Meghann’s steadfast commitment to TFFT’s mission advances TFFT on both strategic and tactile levels.
Prior to founding TFFT, Meghann spent three summers researching and working at Nkoaranga Orphanage in northern Tanzania. This experience touched her deeply. Filled with conviction to make a difference in the lives of these children, Meghann wasted no time getting started. While still in college, she raised tens of thousands of dollars to enhance the orphanage’s barest facilities, helping to deliver a range of essentials so often taken for granted in the developed world: a washing machine, a power generator, and a water filter to provide safe drinking water for the orphanage’s children and staff.
Since 2004, Meghann has been instrumental in placing more than 80 African orphans in local boarding schools, ensuring that these children are raised in a safe living environment and enhancing their physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. In November 2006, Meghann founded TFFT. Her life now embodies a commitment to improve the lives of orphans and the quality of education to ensure a prosperous future for Africa’s children.
Splitting her time between the United States and Tanzania, Meghann currently serves as the key liaison between the team on the ground and TFFT’s network of donors and supporters. Meghann is confident that education is a transformational tool capable of empowering the future of developing nations, and she believes that geography should not dictate a child’s access to education.
Meghann received her British Masters of Arts in International Relations and Human Geography (Development Studies) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland with a specialization in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. In 2012 The World Economic Forum selected Meghann as one of 40 Global Shapers worldwide. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is also an avid marathon runner.