Jerri Moss left behind a 25-year corporate career in 2003. For the past 14 years, she has lived and worked in 4 countries. Today she calls Istanbul, a city full of refugees, home. Though she has worked with rural Chinese, poor students in South Korea and multi-national students in Thailand, the heartbreak and hopelessness of displaced people in Turkey touched her heart in a way the others had not. While exploring ways she might help, she reconnected with EIFs founder, Bert, in Istanbul. Listening to his heartfelt concern for the future of Syrians and others displaced by war and seeing his determination to offer long-term hope to those in need, Jerri knew she’d finally found a place where her experience might make a difference.
“Today’s world has more displaced individuals than at any point in history. The future can be lost to these people or can be restored through hope, education and livelihood development. If I can play even a small role in that, I will consider my small efforts worthwhile.”