Team

Andrew Serazin D.Phil.

As President of the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Andrew Serazin is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s philanthropic activities as well as effective stewardship of its financial resources. As a researcher, entrepreneur, and executive, Dr. Serazin has worked to bring scientific and technical advances to bear on some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Dawid Potgieter, D.Phil.

Dawid Potgieter is a Senior Program Officer of the Templeton World Charity Foundation. He is involved with developing new initiatives and grant proposals in a wide range of areas, including research in the natural sciences, philosophy, and public outreach activities. He is also responsible for overseeing the evaluation of some of the Foundation’s current grants, maintaining the website, training new program staff, and liaising with mission-critical service providers.

Tracey Farquharson, Ed.D.

Tracey Farquharson is a Program Officer at Templeton World Charity Foundation. She is responsible for the day-to-day operational activities of the Foundation, including annual planning of strategic initiatives, and grant development. Tracey is currently working on the Global Innovations in Character Development.

 

Marie Souder

Marie Souder began working with Sir John Templeton in 1985 as Secretary. Over the years at Templeton, Galbraith & Hansberger Ltd., she has served as Secretary to Sir John, Assistant to CFO Martin Flanagan, Assistant to Mark Holowesko, and Executive Assistant to CEO Thomas L. Hansberger. Marie joined First Trust Bank Ltd. as Sir John’s assistant after his term as Chairman Emeritus of Franklin Templeton. She began working with the Foundation in 1995 and is the Corporate Secretary and a Grant Administrator for the Foundation.

Syman Stevens, D.Phil.

Syman Stevens is a Program Officer of the Templeton World Charity Foundation. His responsibilities include developing new grant proposals, tracking the progress and evaluating the success of existing grants, and supporting the President in various projects pertaining to the Foundation’s development. 

Ellen Morgan, M.Phil.

Ellen Morgan is a Program Officer with Templeton World Charity Foundation. She supports the identification, development, and evaluation of high-potential research and implementation projects related to the Global Innovations for Character Development initiative.

Kristin Eldon Whylly, MSc

Kristin Eldon Whylly is a Program Associate (Project Manager) at Templeton World Charity Foundation where she supports the wider program team by coordinating the multiple initiatives, tracking and monitoring ongoing projects and assisting with all aspects of proposal development and grant management.