United Nations, The U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria
Ray Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian who has directed most of his efforts towards children. He is the Founding Chairman of the Points of Light Institute and co-founded, with Colin Powell, America’s Promise Alliance. Chambers is the Co-Founder of the National Mentoring Partnership, Founding Chairman The Millennium Promise Alliance and Co-Founding Chairman of Malaria No More.
Chambers is also the Founding Chairman of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. His board memberships include The National Mentoring Partnership, The Points of Light Institute, Newark Alliance, Educational Broadcasting Corporation and his family foundation – The MCJ Amelior Foundation. He is the Chairman of Wesray Capital Corporation, which he co-founded with William E. Simon.
In December 2008, President Bush recognized Chambers with the Presidential Citizens Medal for his work helping children worldwide. In February 2008, the Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed Chambers as the first Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Malaria. The Secretary-General announced in June 2010 that Chambers had been appointed a member of his Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group, a collection of recognized experts, humanitarians and leaders convened specifically to advance the achievement of the MDGs. Chambers serves as Co-Leader of the Advocacy Group’s Health and Education Cluster and is also the Chair of the MDG Health Alliance.
Chambers has served on the Board since January 2013.