President, Stephanie Ansaldo
The Echo Foundation
As a non-profit president, family therapist, and community volunteer, Stephanie Goldberg Ansaldo has devoted her career to advancing humanity. Herself the product of a multi-cultural family, she finds richness in individual differences and embraces diversity. Based on her belief that understanding and mutual respect is the cornerstone of a successful society, Ansaldo cofounded The Echo Foundation with Nobel Laureate for Peace Elie Wiesel. As President, she works to promote personal responsibility for humankind. She designs innovative initiatives to address the urgent issues of our time while connecting students and community leaders alike with some of the world’s foremost humanitarians. In the context of this multifaceted programming, individuals come to understand their personal power for positive change. Ansaldo received her B.S. in Child Development from Virginian Polytechnic Institute and State University and her M.S. in Clinical Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the recipient of The Charlotte Business Journal Women in Business Achievement Award; the UNC Charlotte Alumni Award; the inaugural Bob Barret Social Justice Award; The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor; The Charlotte Observer “Heroes of Democracy” Award; and recognition as a finalist for the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award for her commitment to addressing issues of inhumanity, injustice and human suffering.