ABOUT THE AILEEN GETTY FOUNDATION
Founder & President
Aileen has been an active philanthropist throughout her adult life. With a focus on improving the quality of life of individuals and communities in the US and around the world, she has supported a number of causes including homelessness, HIV/AIDS research and treatment, the greening of urban spaces, the arts, community building in Africa, meditation in schools, and peacebuilding in the Middle East. Most recently she has dedicated the bulk of her time and philanthropic resources to addressing the climate emergency.
In 2005, Aileen also founded Gettlove, a nonprofit organization created to acknowledge, house and sustain housing for numerous homeless individuals who are part of the Los Angeles community. Aileen serves on several nonprofit boards: she is the Founder and President of Gettlove; the Founding Donor and Advisory Board Member of the Climate Emergency Fund; a Trustee for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research; an Ambassador to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation; and an Advisory Board Member of the YaLa Academy.
Sarah has a deep background in philanthropy, previously serving as a Director at Global Philanthropy Group, a strategic philanthropic consulting firm. In that capacity, She advised dozens of high net worth individuals and corporations on their philanthropic strategies across a variety of issues including climate change, global poverty alleviation, global health, girls’ education, conflict resolution, education, childhood obesity, and sustainable agriculture.
She previously worked as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and consulted to companies, governments and international institutions around the world including in Africa, Asia, the Balkans, and the Middle East. She serves on the board of the Climate Emergency Fund, Gettlove, and the Careyes Foundation. She also co-founded SADIQ, a non-profit organization created to support Iraqi refugees in the Middle East. Sarah holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College.
We seek to infuse all we do with love, acceptance, and compassion. We use kindness to inform all of our interactions with each other and the earth.
We are all interconnected. We find solutions to challenges when we focus on developing a sense of belonging in every one of us.
We focus on solutions that provide viable long-term solutions for people and the planet.