Western Union Foundation Appoints New Board Chair

Giving By Robyn Burns Nov 9, 2022

For more than 20 years, the Western Union Foundation has been empowering youth and people who migrate with the training and resources needed to succeed in today’s global economy. As we continue to evolve our mission and expand our impact, we’re excited to welcome Ben Adams as our new Chair of the Board of Directors for the Western Union Foundation.

Ben joined Western Union earlier this year as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, and oversees the company’s global legal affairs, public policy and regulatory affairs, ethics, and privacy efforts. Ben began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer focusing on economic empowerment in Cameroon. Ben also serves on the Boards of Start Small Think Big and OneJustice, and he actively volunteers his time to provide pro bono legal services and mentoring to help people achieve more and improve their quality of life.

“I have always been passionate about supporting underserved people and communities by creating access to the skills and education needed to pursue decent work opportunities,” said Ben Adams. “I’m excited for the opportunity to leverage my experience in nonprofits and community engagement and provide strategic guidance to help evolve the Western Union Foundation’s impact.”

To learn more about the Western Union Foundation’s mission and work, read our 2021 Impact Report which highlights some of the programs and partners that contributed to reaching 1.25 million people throughout 2021. This included increasing the earning potential of nearly 16,000 people who completed in-depth skill building courses, creating brighter futures for 40 college students through meaningful scholarships, and providing emergency relief to more than 1 million people during natural and humanitarian crises.