Welcome New Honorary Board Member Ann Curry!

We’re very pleased to announce that one of America’s foremost journalists, Ann Curry, is officially joining the buildOn team as an honorary board member. Curry has displayed a passion for service, philanthropy, and human issues throughout her career; she was one of the first to report from Haiti after the earthquake, and has filed crucial reports from Darfur and Chad. And despite her globe-trotting, she’s taken the time out to offer buildOn hands-on and enthusiastic support.

She joined buildOn students during their service in the South Bronx, helping to maintain a community garden that now acts as the neighborhood’s only local source for fresh produce. She’s also helped our students run athletic and crafts workshops for disabled youth. Attendees to our Connecticut Dinner in 2010 may further remember her as our keynote speaker.

We’d like to formally congratulate Curry on her new position as co-anchor of The Today Show alongside Matt Lauer, and we look forward to a mutually enriching relationship with her. Stay tuned for more news about Ann Curry’s honorary board membership by following @buildOnEmpowers and @anncurry on Twitter!