We are focused on sharing our privilege, access, and resources to increase the quality of life, freedom and opportunity for all people, with a special focus on the marginalized and oppressed.
After facing adversity early - his Olympic champion father Dave was murdered when he was nine (portrayed in the movie Foxcatcher) - Xander Schultz found purpose as a social entrepreneur, impact investor, and activist focused on maximizing the freedom of oppressed people and elevating changemakers.
In Silicon Valley, Xander helped found consumer tech companies Kifi (acquired by Google), and Complete - two social platforms dedicated to helping people help each other.
In 2016, Xander went on to co-found refugee aid organization WWBT with his wife Zoë. In 2017, he joined MIke Novogratz family office as an entrepreneur-in-residence, with a focus on innovating to support Galaxy Gives portfolio leaders.
Today - while still playing a leading roll at WWBT - Xander organized donor networks to build One For Democracy, is supporting Black community organizers through Defeat By Tweet, chatting with changemakers on his What We Don't Know Podcast, and helping bring mental wellness to more people via a VR meditation platform (in development).
Zoë Pappis is dedicated to ensuring displaced people have community resources, safe spaces and positive places where they can thrive. She has led refugee aid organization WWBT since 2016, supporting and leading initiatives that emphasize dignity and prioritize the most vulnerable.
Zoë is also an adamant animal rights activist and proud vegan. She believes deeply that every sentient being deserves safety and kindness. In 2016, she played a central role in the victory to ban ivory sales in California as a member of the March for Elephants NGO.
Prior to moving to New York, Zoë previously served her community as a yoga instructor, leading classes for the city-workers of San Francisco. She received her training certificate at the world renowned 7 Centers Yoga Arts in Sedona, AZ and has trained under Rusty Wells, Seane Corn, and Rachel Brathen .