Carol Bellamy Carol Bellamy is the Chair of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) Board of Directors. GCERF is the first global effort to support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremist agendas. Prior to this, Ms Bellamy served as Chair of the Global Partnership for Education where she oversaw a significant transformation of the Partnership, including the establishment of a representative Board of Directors, a highly successsful rebranding and replenishment campaign, the development of a long-term strategic plan and the appointment of the Partnership’s first ever Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Ms. Bellamy served as President and CEO of World Learning, a private, nonprofit organization promoting international understanding through education and development. Bellamy also served 10 years as Executive Director of UNICEF, the children’s agency of the United Nations and she was the first former volunteer to become Director of Peace Corps. Ms. Bellamy has worked in the private sector at Bear, Stearns & Co., Morgan Stanley, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She spent 13 years as an elected public official, including five years in the New York State Senate. In 1978, she became the first woman to be elected to citywide office in New York City when she was elected President of the NYC Council, a position she held until 1985. Bellamy was named one of Forbes magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 2004. In 2009, Bellamy was awarded the Légion d’Honneur by the Government of France. Bellamy also chairs the Board of Governors of the International Baccalaureate.