Our People - Sylvia Brown - Fundraiser
Why did you join Good Company?
I share with Lucy Buck, Good Company’s co-founder, a background in international development and a mother with severe Alzheimer’s. Since moving to the UK in 2021, I have been looking to apply my skills and experience in a closer, more personally meaningful relationship with a charity and am delighted to have found Good Company.
What does Good Company mean to you?
A groundbreaking opportunity to develop effective solutions to the social care issues surrounding dementia that could even be scaled nationally.
What is your professional background?
I’m Franco-American with a Master’s degree in development economics. After 20 years in various aspects of international development ranging from Wall Street to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, I took a course in 2007 on Strategic Philanthropy which led me to focus on helping donors with their giving strategies and public charities with their sustainability. I’m now a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and run SylviaBrownSmartDonors in the USA and ThinkingGiving in the UK.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Travel, history (especially the neolithic), design
How would your friends describe you?
A bit obsessed with organisation and logistics, generous, positive
Can you share something interesting that not many people know about you?
I love telling stories and wish I had become a documentary filmmaker.
What's your favourite cake?
A moist carrot cake!