GoFundMe Announces Three New Appointments to Its Board of Directors

Technology and financial services veterans strengthen high-growth leadership experience at GoFundMe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--()--GoFundMe, the largest global fundraising platform based in Redwood City, California, announced today the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. These new members will add their experience and expertise in technology and financial services to a notable group of executives currently providing guidance and strategic insight to GoFundMe’s leadership team.

Joining the Board of Directors:

  • Sharda Caro Del Castillo, former Chief Legal Officer, Affirm Inc., former Head of Payments, Airbnb
  • Jonathan Mildenhall, Co-founder and Chair TwentyFirstCenturyBrand and former CMO Airbnb
  • Scott Wagner, former CEO GoDaddy, former Operating Partner at KKR

“Sharda, Jonathan and Scott each bring invaluable experience and insight that will help us in our mission to build the world’s best place to both ask for, and give, help,” said Tim Cadogan, CEO of GoFundMe. “These world-class experts join GoFundMe at an inflection point - a time when more people than ever are relying on GoFundMe to mobilize support to address their needs and realize their dreams. Their passion and expertise will most certainly help us serve our community better.”

GoFundMe has built and operated a trusted platform where billions of dollars are being moved around the world in a highly efficient and effective way. The foundation is built on trust with fundraisers, donors, and charities around the world through a policy of transparency.

“GoFundMe is a unique platform that allows individuals and communities to live their kindness in a safe way,” Sharda Caro Del Castillo said. “The company's mission resonates deeply with me and I could not be more excited to support GoFundMe's expansion into new products and markets to make an even bigger impact in the world.”

Founded in 2010, GoFundMe operates in 19 countries, and has generated donations from 190 countries.

“I have been a member of the GoFundMe community for years and to join the board is a true honor. I'm excited to work with Tim and the rest of the team to build out the GoFundMe platform as the most helpful community-driven place on earth,” said Jonathan Mildenhall.

The company recently announced that more than $15 billion has been raised on GoFundMe through more than 200 million donations since the company was founded in 2010.

“It’s a privilege to join the board of this category-defining company. The market GoFundMe serves and the work they do for their global community of 100 million people is incredibly important,” said Scott Wagner. “I believe Tim [Cadogan] and his leadership team are just scratching the surface on what the platform can do and be for people, and I’m excited to be part of the journey.”

For more information on GoFundMe's Board of Directors, please visit our website.

About Sharda Caro Del Castillo

Sharda has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, payments, and digital commerce. Most recently, Sharda served as Chief Legal Officer at Affirm, where she co-led the company’s initial public offering (IPO). Prior to Affirm, Sharda served as the global Head of Airbnb’s Payments platform and General Counsel for Airbnb's multiple payments entities, Payments Counsel and Head of Payments Platform at Square, Director of Product and Regulatory Counsel at PayPal, and held in-house counsel roles at Wells Fargo Bank and Silicon Valley Bank.

About Jonathan Mildenhall

Jonathan is the Co-founder and Chair of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand and brings decades of experience leading the marketing functions of some of the world’s most well known brands. As the former Chief Marketing Officer of Airbnb from 2014 to 2018, Jonathan helped increase the company’s valuation from $1B-$35B. Prior to Airbnb, Mildenhall was Senior VP of integrated marketing communication and design excellence for Coca-Cola North America, where he spent seven years. Jonathan proudly serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Everlane, AboveBoard, Northern Star SPAC and College Track.

About Scott Wagner

Scott helps a series of technology businesses grow at scale in his role as advisor and/or investor. He served as Chief Executive Officer of GoDaddy from 2018 to 2019, after helping lead the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2015 in his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of GoDaddy for more than four years. Prior to GoDaddy, Scott spent 13 years as Operating Partner at private investment company KKR, where he served as Member and Head of KKR Capstone North America.


Founded in 2010, GoFundMe is the largest global fundraising platform that empowers people to give and receive help. Since then, more than $15 billion from over 200 million donations has uplifted those with needs and dreams, while making an impact at scale. GoFundMe is building a global support system that creates an opportunity for everyone to thrive.


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Release Summary

GoFundMe announces the appointment of Sharda Caro Del Castillo, Jonathan Mildenhall and Scott Wagner to the company's Board of Directors.


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