Board and Executives

Board and Executives
Board of Directors

Our global Board of Directors serves to define and protect Compassion’s mission. They also help guide the adoption of new policy and ensure that all corporate activities are aligned with our strategic ministry objectives.

Part of the Board’s role is also to review and approve items such as annual budget proposals, new country ministry opportunities, and building projects.

Executives and Vice Presidents

The Global Executive Team oversees the development and effectiveness of the worldwide ministry of Compassion. They are responsible for strategy development, planning, resource allocation, coordination and change management.

Our Mission Statement Expanded and Explained

A little girl in a red velvet dress stands in front of a red stone wall.

In response to the Great Commission, Compassion International exists as an advocate for children, to release them from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enable them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults.

What Makes Us Distinct?

A little boy is in a bright blue shirt puffs out his cheeks while pressing his lips together.

Our three Cs distinguish us from other child sponsorship organizations. Christ centered. Child focused. Church based.

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Compassion consistently receives high ratings for financial accountability and integrity.

Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, has awarded Compassion its highest rating — four stars — for 14 consecutive years, placing Compassion in the top 1 percent of all charities.