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Her story is our story

In 2013, we endowed a bicycle to Elma, a 16-year-old girl living in the Roma communities outside of Belgrade, Serbia. Elma had just flouted her family’s wishes to marry a much older man, and had instead married her boyfriend. To earn money, Elma began renting out her new bicycle; her husband acting as mechanic. Five years later, Elma has grown her small endeavor into a popular bicycle bike share with over two hundred bikes.

In Elma's case, an endowed bike helped launch a business. In many cases, it helps restore self-worth, like for Sreylin, a trafficking survivor who received a bike from us and participated in our dressmaking workshop in Cambodia, in 2013. For still others, like Puja in Kolkata, a bike recipient in 2017, it helps her get to the gym to pursue her dream to be a boxer.

For all of the girls, a bike is a path to joy. 

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Dan Austin, Founder


OUR Ambassadors

 
  Mee Kim    Jakarta, Indonesia   Mee is a self-made businesswoman and philanthropist who is the founder and President of CEO Suite. She directs our entrepreneurship workshops for young women in Southeast Asia.

Mee Kim

Jakarta, Indonesia

Mee is a self-made businesswoman and philanthropist who is the founder and President of CEO Suite. She directs our entrepreneurship workshops for young women in Southeast Asia.

  Christina Pascucci    Los Angeles, California, USA   Christina is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has interviewed the Dalai Lama, President Remengesau of Palau, and Pope Francis. In addition to being an activist and a pilot, she has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters for more than ten years.

Christina Pascucci

Los Angeles, California, USA

Christina is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has interviewed the Dalai Lama, President Remengesau of Palau, and Pope Francis. In addition to being an activist and a pilot, she has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters for more than ten years.

  Saycon Sengbloh    New York City, New York, USA   Saycon is a Tony-nominated performing artist and entertainer whose Broadway credits include Hair, The Color Purple, Wicked, and Eclipsed. She is deeply involved with philanthropic endeavors, especially in West Africa.

Saycon Sengbloh

New York City, New York, USA

Saycon is a Tony-nominated performing artist and entertainer whose Broadway credits include Hair, The Color Purple, Wicked, and Eclipsed. She is deeply involved with philanthropic endeavors, especially in West Africa.

  Shaleena Sheikh    New Scotland Yard, London, England   Shaleena is a Detective Sergeant celebrated for her work with vulnerable people, especially women and children, and a foster parent.

Shaleena Sheikh

New Scotland Yard, London, England

Shaleena is a Detective Sergeant celebrated for her work with vulnerable people, especially women and children, and a foster parent.

Board of Directors

 
  Dan Austin    World   |    Founder + President   Dan is the director of cult classic indie film,  True Fans,  about a 4800-mile bike ride across America, and the author of three books. Dan coined the term “Joy-Based Philanthropy” to convey his belief that we need to elevate happiness to a human need.

Dan Austin

World   |  Founder + President

Dan is the director of cult classic indie film, True Fans, about a 4800-mile bike ride across America, and the author of three books. Dan coined the term “Joy-Based Philanthropy” to convey his belief that we need to elevate happiness to a human need.

  Danielle Goold    Phoenix, Arizona, USA  |    Board Member   Danielle is a product development director at American Express. She’s also an Ironman Bronze finisher and a cycling coach for her local middle school mountain biking team.

Danielle Goold

Phoenix, Arizona, USA  |  Board Member

Danielle is a product development director at American Express. She’s also an Ironman Bronze finisher and a cycling coach for her local middle school mountain biking team.

  Leslie Hansen    New York, NY, USA  |  Board Member   Leslie is a former partner at Hunton and Williams in New York with a law degree from Cornell.

Leslie Hansen

New York, NY, USA  |  Board Member

Leslie is a former partner at Hunton and Williams in New York with a law degree from Cornell.

  Lesley Matthews    Calgary, Alberta, Canada  |  Board Member   Lesley is a Principal at Polaris Solutions and a consultant to the global energy industry.

Lesley Matthews

Calgary, Alberta, Canada  |  Board Member

Lesley is a Principal at Polaris Solutions and a consultant to the global energy industry.

 
  Pauline Nee    Los Angeles, CA, USA  |  Board Member   Pauline is the founder of Aerogram Group. She formerly served on the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Urban Land Institute and she’s currently the secretary of the Gaelic League of Los Angeles.

Pauline Nee

Los Angeles, CA, USA  |  Board Member

Pauline is the founder of Aerogram Group. She formerly served on the Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Urban Land Institute and she’s currently the secretary of the Gaelic League of Los Angeles.

  Carrie Regan    Knoxville, TN, USA  |  Board Chair   Carrie is an executive at HG Networks and a former Vice President of Acquisitions at National Geographic Television and Film. She is also the author of a forthcoming novel and served as a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in Senegal.

Carrie Regan

Knoxville, TN, USA  |  Board Chair

Carrie is an executive at HG Networks and a former Vice President of Acquisitions at National Geographic Television and Film. She is also the author of a forthcoming novel and served as a Peace Corps volunteer for three years in Senegal.

 

 
  Nick Arauz    New York, New York, USA | Founder/Board Member Emeritus

Nick Arauz

New York, New York, USA | Founder/Board Member Emeritus

  Jared Austin    Portland, Oregon, USA | Founder/Board Member Emeritus

Jared Austin

Portland, Oregon, USA | Founder/Board Member Emeritus

  Katharine Andrews    Seattle, Washington, USA | Director of Seamless Possibilities

Katharine Andrews

Seattle, Washington, USA | Director of Seamless Possibilities

  Deanna Black    Cleveland, Ohio, USA | India Liaison

Deanna Black

Cleveland, Ohio, USA | India Liaison

 
  Kim Ngo    Los Angeles, CA, USA | Director Emeritus of Seamless Possibilities

Kim Ngo

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Director Emeritus of Seamless Possibilities

  Chhorvin Noy    Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Translator

Chhorvin Noy

Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Translator