About FFC

Our thanks and gratitude go to all those who have supported us
throughout the years, from 1993 to the present.
View our list of supporters here


Our Vision

Fund for the Future of our Children (FFC) envisions today’s youth as tomorrow’s leaders for peace. Our mission is to nurture those future leaders.

FFC trusts deeply in the creative vision of youth. We see our role as supporting young dedicated visionaries who are already taking on the “mission impossible” task of creating a peaceful world.

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Implementing Our Vision

Since 1993, FFC has promoted this vision through a variety of projects. Highlighting human diversity and children’s creative talents, FFC has built on collaborations with organizations committed to developing non-violent expression, global interaction and cross-cultural understanding among children and youth. Read more about our current programs and our past programs.



Fund for the Future of Our Children is governed by a Board of Directors with input from an interfaith Advisory Committee. A dedicated Advisory Committee gives input on matters related to the Children of Abraham Youth Leadership Awards. In the past FFC has sought guidance from Honorary Board,  Honorary CouncilArtistic and Media Council and Youth Advisory Board.


Board of Directors



Emily Gantz McKay
ViceChair/Treasurer, FFC
Consultant, EGM Consulting, LLC






Professor Sulayman S. Nyang
Secretary, FFC
Professor of African Studies, Howard University






Jorge Romero
Chair, FFC
Attorney, K&L Gates LLP







Avideh Shashaani, Ph.D.
Founder and President, FFC


Advisory Committee

Andrew R. Ammerman, CEO, Ammerman, Investment Partnership

Rabbi A. Nathan Abramowitz, Faculty, Theology, Department, Georgetown University

Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Jewish Chaplaincy Director, Georgetown University

Pastor Mark Greiner, Takoma Park Presbyterian Church

Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim Chaplaincy Director, Georgetown University

Luby Ismail, Founder, Connecting Cultures

Alex Kronemer, Writer, Lecturer and Documentary Producer

Ken McNeil, Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP

June Murray-Crawford, World Cultures Teacher, Hudson High, Hudson, M A

The Rev. Elizabeth Orens, former Rector, St. James Parish in Parkton, MD; former Senior Chaplain at National Cathedral School, DC

David Weeks, Global Education, Community Service Internship & MYPIC Programs, Glenelg Country School


Fund for the Future of our Children, established in 1993, is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.

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