On the first day of our exchange we visited Beyond Sport Headquarters.
About Beyond Sport
Beyond sport is a global foundation that promotes the role sports can play in creating sustainable social change. With a local approach and global perspective, Beyond Sport provides opportunities for learning to stimulate action in the areas of critical importance for humanity – connecting experts, on the ground sport for development organizations and progressive brands.
During our visit, we met Karen Asare, the Director, Content & Communications of the Beyond Sport and we had the opportunity to discuss about the football.
We also met Kely Nascimento, board member of Beyond Sport. Kely is the eldest daughter of Brazilian football legend Pele. Nascimento currently works on Warriors of a Beautiful Game, a documentary and global initiative to promote women’s football and gender equality around the world. Last year, Nascimento launched the Nascimento Projects to harness the potential of sports and the arts to build and promote sustainable peace around the world. She is a proud ambassador of UNDP and Global Goals World Cup and adviser to LEAD Africa.
Our next meeting was scheduled with Cameron Rogers, board member of Beyond Sport, Ellevest (Sustainable & Impact Investing). Cameron Rogers has built her career advising both high net worth individuals and some of the country’s largest institutional investors. She is also involved with Women for Women International.
Our last meeting was scheduled with Carly Heinz, Associate Director, Development at the Beyond Sport.
Carly (they/them) is a sports philanthropy professional with 12 years of experience in the non-profit sector and a former competitive tennis player. In their current role, they lead Beyond Sport’s fundraising and partnership development efforts. Prior to this, Carly worked in fundraising at a variety of organizations, including Epic Foundation, Roc Nation and PAN Foundation. They are also an Americorps alumnus, having completed one year of community service with City Year New York. Carly attended New York University’s Irish and Irish American Studies graduate program and holds a BA in Peace Studies from Goucher College, where they played NCAA Division III tennis for four years.