Sabrina Quaraishi

Director, Bankers without Borders

Sabrina Quaraishi, Director of Bankers without Borders, is a recognized leader in the field of international volunteering, corporate employee engagement and CSR, building win-win partnerships between the public, private and the social enterprise sector. Bankers without Borders® (BwB) is Grameen Foundation’s volunteer initiative launched in 2008 to attract the talent from the private sector and academic institutions to help increase the scale, sustainability, and impact of social enterprises focused on the poor.

Under Sabrina’s leadership, Bankers without Borders cultivated a volunteer corps of more than 25,000 business professionals from 174 countries dedicated to eradicating world poverty and hunger through the pro bono movement. Sabrina was instrumental in forging collaborations with more than 20 Fortune 500 companies and universities including JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Google, Wells Fargo, Capco, McKinsey, University of Maryland to just name a few, where volunteers are regularly placed on pro bono assignments as part of their employer's CSR, employee engagement or professional development initiatives. Sabrina prides in BwB consistently achieving over 95% satisfaction.

Sabrina also managed USAID's Farmer to Farmer program at Grameen Foundation overseeing operations in 3 countries: Kenya, Tanzania, and the Philippines.

Sabrina acts as a founding stakeholder at Impact 2030, a UN led initiative, on using the pro bono movement in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also a Points of Light “Leadership Faculty” advising companies on how to create, grow, or improve their community engagement programs.

Originally from Bangladesh, Sabrina’s interest in international development and community engagement started in 2000 where she had the opportunity to study the empowerment of village phone operators at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and was inspired to make a difference.

Country: United States

Arcelia Gomez

Senior Specialist, Volunteer Relations

Originally from San Diego, California, and based in Washington, D.C., Arcelia manages volunteer relations for BwB - from coordinating volunteer recruitment and education, to post-engagement recognition. After finishing her studies at the University of California Berkeley, her deep commitment to the eradication of poverty led her to Grameen Foundation. When not engaging volunteers on exciting new projects, Arcelia enjoys traveling and finding ways to volunteer in her own community.

Country: United States