April Freitag is a philanthropist and passionate global humanitarian who actively engages in international issues of education, poverty, gender equality and human rights. She is a development advisor to large scale non-profit organizations, creating vital programs for sustainable change. Before embarking on a career in the non-profit sector, April enjoyed a successful career in the advertising and publishing industry for over a decade, as the West Coast Advertising Director for Seventeen and Teen magazines. In recent years, April has served as a board member, executive committee member, and advisor to numerous community and public service organizations. She is a member of The Philanthropy Workshop, a leader in ongoing strategic philanthropy education, a recipient of the Global Humanatarian Award from A Place Called Home, a community center for underserved youth in South Central Los Angeles and completed the National SEED Project on inclusive curriculums to create gender fair, multiculturally equitable, socioeconomically aware and globally informed education. April discovered her passion for empowering children through education while on a service program abroad with her children. She travels with her daughters yearly throughout the developing world, with recent trips to China, Peru, Ghana, Haiti and Cambodia. April lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband and two teenage daughters, Siena and Sloan.