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WHO WE ARE

Trustees
 

The AIM Foundation is a registered charity governed by eight trustees, six of whom are direct descendants of our original settlors, Ian and Angela Marks.
 

Caroline Marks – Chair since 2016

 

Charlotte Bushell  - Vice Chair since 2024
 

Sophie Jones – Appointed in May 2022, leads on Young People grantmaking

Pippa Bailey – Leads on Family Fund grantmaking
 

Jo Pritchard-Barnett – Leads on grantmaking in East Anglia

 

Alexandra Walker - Appointed in April 2024

 

Poppy Morgan - Appointed in April 2024
 

Wider Family Involvement
 

Other members of the Marks family act as Ambassadors and are involved in grant assessments and decisions through our programme subcommittees. Ambassadors also make recommendations for donations from the Family Fund.
 

Staff Team
 

Sarah Irving – Foundation Director
Sarah joined AIM in January 2023 and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Foundation.
 

Advsiors
 

Emma Beeston – Philanthropy Advisor
Emma has advised AIM on its funding strategy, assessing charities, foundation governance and developing Ambassador expertise.
 

Rachel Pardoe – Early Years Advisor
Early Years Emotional Security (EarlyYES) Limited, Parent-Infant Psychotherapist
 

Sophie Marple – Environment Advisor
Impatience Earth (Climate and Philanthropy Experts)
 

Amanda Keetley – Environment Advisor
Executive Director, Devon Environment Foundation
 

Ali Hirst – Young People Wellbeing Advisor
Experienced SENDCo and ex-headteacher

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