Amy Towers

Vice Chair; Treasurer; Founder, Nduna Foundation

Following a successful career in banking and finance, Towers turned her full-time attention to raising her four young sons and leading her own philanthropic foundation, the Nduna Foundation. Her philanthropic career began in 2005, when she combined the innovative approaches that led to a successful professional career, with strategic funding and fearless determination to tackle some of the toughest challenges in the world. The Nduna Foundation focuses on conflict and post- conflict countries in Africa; Zimbabwe, Niger, DRC, Sudan and Ethiopia. Whether through urgent humanitarian aid or longer-term investment, Towers works to advance human rights, improve access to quality health care and enhance nutrition significantly in impact communities for women, children and their families.  Since its inception, Towers has maintained an integral relationship with The Elders, an organization of global leaders convened by Nelson Mandela to address major causes of human suffering and serves various other international organizations.

Towers also serves as Co-Chair for the Human Rights Watch New York Committee, sits on their International Board of Directors, and serves as Co-Chair of the Development Committee. Towers received the UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2006 and The Caring for Congo Award from the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation in 2012.  Towers lives in New York City with her husband and her four children.