Debbie Berger is co-founder and board chair of Unbound Philanthropy, an international foundation dedicated to promoting the ideal of self-determination. Unbound’s mission is to work collaboratively to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees while strengthening the host communities in which they live. Prior to the establishment of Unbound Philanthropy, Ms. Berger worked for JP Morgan in New York, Tokyo and London, as well as for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Ms. Berger holds a Graduate Degree in Law from London Guildhall University and a BA from Smith College. She was born and raised in Hawaii and attended Punahou School though she spent much of her youth in Japan. Returning to Hawaii in 2007 after many years in London, Ms. Berger co-founded The Learning Coalition to assist Hawaii’s public schools by building and strengthening community partnerships around their transformation into world class institutions of 21st century learning. Ms. Berger currently serves as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Hawaii Community Foundation, is a trustee of Smith College as well as Punahou School, and is a director of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. She currently resides in Honolulu with her husband, two children, and two dogs.
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