Co-Founder and Chairman, We Are Family Foundation
Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer and guitarist by traversing new musical terrain and expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping pop hits like “Le Freak,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and won CHIC 10 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. His work in the CHIC Organization and productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge and Madonna have sold over 200 million albums worldwide while his collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems like “We Are Family” and with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Nile Rodgers' peerless influence is undeniable.
Co-Founder and President, We Are Family Foundation
Nancy is co-founder of We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) and has served as President leading its initiatives since 2002. Prior to WAFF, Nancy co-founded Smock Media Inc., an art-based media company, and Notorious Entertainment, with Sean "Puffy" Combs. Nancy oversaw joint ventures, the publishing of Smock and Notorious magazines and the extensions of each brand. She is an award-winning photographer, has a Master's degree in clinical psychology and is often referred to as QOTN.
Executive Director, We Are Family Foundation
In 2005, Jess left Vogue Magazine and set off on a journey to change sustainability models in remote areas of Kenya. After coming to Three Dot Dash as a Mentor in 2008, she found her new home. As Executive Director, Jess powers all things content, partnership and people. She loves dance parties with her son and is a black belt in Kung Fu.
Three Dot Dash Program Director, We Are Family Foundation
With a background in non-profits and production, Annie is socially conscious and driven to create the best, with the best. From her time spent working in Calcutta and living in Buenos Aires, she found her niche in community engagement, working on the ground, with people from all walks of life. As Program Director, Annie is involved in all things Three Dot Dash. She is easily swayed by live music, spicy food, and Thunder basketball.
Community Director, We Are Family Foundation
Ali came to WAFF in a full time capacity after interning for the Foundation during her senior year and graduating top of her class at George Washington University. From a diverse background at ICM Talent and PBS, and between Barcelona and Capitol Hill, Ali came to find her calling was to support WAFF and strengthen its global super-community. She’s a New York restaurant connoisseur… in what little spare time she has left.
Social Media Manager, We Are Family Foundation
Ellen entered WAFF’s community as a Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader, selected for her organization Tiwale in Malawi. Ellen founded Tiwale to end child marriage and empower women to reach their full potential by providing vocational skills, education and other opportunities. Ellen was name Glamour Magazine’s 2017 College Woman of the Year, one of Forbes’ Africa 30 Under 30 and one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans.
Chief of Staff, We Are Family Foundation
Isul made her way to WAFF in 2015 from the Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan. With an extensive background in music, management, operations, fundraising and technology, Isul oversees day-to-day operations and bridges the gaps between departments. She is a devoted dog mom to a Rottweiler (Daphne) + a Neapolitan Mastiff (Bacchus), both adopted rescue pups, and is also a culinary rockstar in the kitchen.