Clare Ainsworth Herschell

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Clare Ainsworth Herschell, Co-Founder, Groundswell Giving & Ainsworth Family Member

Clare is a connector, community builder and Co-Founder, Groundswell. With a unique viewpoint as both a funder and fundraiser, Clare focuses all her energies on addressing climate change. She enjoys convening people for meaningful conversations and catalytic change and describes herself as a ‘collector of good eggs’. Before Groundswell, she founded the annual Heron Island Fellowship with Anna Rose in partnership with the Climate Council. Clare has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy and promotes the idea that ‘giving’ comes in many currencies with unique power and purpose. Previously, she was Next Generation Development Manager Art Gallery of NSW, where she founded the Atelier program for next gen philanthropists. Clare is now Director, Art Gallery of NSW Foundation and Director, Board Trust for NSW National Parks. She is a member of Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and global Climate Reality Leadership Corps. She was a founding member of New Gen at Philanthropy Australia, and a delegate of the Nexus Global Youth Summit.