Funmi Afonja's Red Cross Story
“Women who follow their passion glow with a pride and intentionality that transcends into a mission and a purpose in everything they do. Their energy, drive and determination is intoxicating and inspires me to find my passion and go all in for it."
Funmi Afonja, Product Owner, ESG of S&P Global Ratings, is a member of the Red Cross of Greater New York's Board and the Tiffany Circle, a network of philanthropic women committed to advancing our mission. She was originally connected to the organization when a work colleague invited her to an event.
"Missing Maps is one of my favorite programs. Volunteers use data points to help provide more accurate mapping of rural areas where maps are not as developed or simply don’t exist. The more of the world we can accurately map, the better prepared we will be to deliver aid to disaster zones.”
"There is always someone that can be helped and there is always something one can give in time, in resources or in donations. The power of collective giving has a transformational impact on individuals and communities in crisis. And so, I find it gratifying that my modest contribution fits into a larger tapestry of communal giving."