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Our Vision

The Trust was founded on the vision that every young person should have the chance to succeed – a vision that remains unchanged today.

Our Mission

Prince’s Trust USA aims to support the global work of the Prince’s Trust. Together with our partners, our mission is to help young people transform their lives by developing the confidence and skills to live, learn and earn.

Our History

44 years ago, The Trust was established by HM The King against a backdrop of widespread unemployment – today, it’s work has transformed the lives of nearly one million vulnerable young people in the UK.

The Trust helps thousands of young people every day who are facing tremendous hardships, from unemployment to social exclusion, to poverty, mental health issues, disability, or abuse. Without the right help, they would struggle to move forward in education or employment, and consequently become increasingly at risk of to poverty, ill health, exploitation in their adult lives.

Over 75% of The Trust’s beneficiaries transform their life chances by re-engaging with education, securing employment, or even starting their own business and creating jobs for others.

The Trust in the UK has returned over $1.7 billion in value to society in the last decade.

“The Prince’s Trust group of charities includes the work of The Prince’s Trust in the UK alongside Prince’s Trust International, Prince’s Trust Australia, Prince’s Trust New Zealand, Prince’s Trust Canada and now Prince’s Trust USA.

The establishment of The Prince’s Trust Group represents an immensely exciting opportunity to build on the decades of experience of The Prince’s Trust in the UK, to exchange learning between partners across the world, and to make a tangible difference to thousands more lives.

We plan to deliver support to young people in the following countries: Australia, Barbados, Canada, Ghana, Greece, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Pakistan, Rwanda, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom. We aim to realise HRH’s vision to shape a better future for young people by helping them to build their confidence, to access education and training, and to move into employment and self-employment.”

Who We Are

Board Members

Jeremy Green
BOARD CHAIR

Jeremy Green is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Redmile Group, LLC, an investment firm that focuses on the health care sector. Prior to founding Redmile, Jeremy was cofounder and director of research at Steeple Capital and an analyst at Andor Capital. Prior to moving to the US in 2004, Jeremy was a managing director at Citigroup and head of the European Healthcare Research Team covering medical technology, biotech, and health care services. Jeremy has a master’s degree (biological sciences) from Oxford University. Having previously been a Trustee and non-executive director of Prince of Wales Foundation, he currently serves as a chairman of Prince’s Trust USA. Jeremy previously served on the board of directors of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (ALDR). Jeremy is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Kate James
BOARD MEMBER

Kate James worked for three decades in communications and branding most recently as Chief Corporate Affairs & Global Marketing Officer for Pearson where she lead their efforts to build a global education brand and an innovation driven culture. A passionate advocate for the private sector’s role in tackling some of the world’s toughest development challenges she also oversaw the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund and the company’s social impact work.

Prior to joining Pearson, Kate was Chief Communications’ Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before Gates she held senior leadership roles in the financial services industry including global head of communications at Citibank and leading the advocacy and sustainability practice at Standard Chartered Bank. Kate serves on the boards of the National Audubon Society, World Reader, Unreasonable Group and chairs the Vital Voices’ Board. A graduate of Cambridge University, Kate moved to the US in 2005 and currently lives in California.

Rudyard Ceres
BOARD MEMBER

Rudyard W. Ceres is a member of Dunnington’s corporate, international, and litigation/ADR practice areas and leads our UK/Commonwealth desk and Africa desk practice areas. Mr. Ceres assists clients in such areas as asset portfolio management (including real estate), international corporate transactions, commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Ceres represents both individuals and companies ranging from start-ups to large and middle market companies, including non-profits. He also represents foreign governments in attracting foreign direct investments, focusing primarily on Africa and the Caribbean.

Mr. Ceres is well versed in handling international trade issues, including export controls, import regulations, economic sanctions, anti-bribery, international arbitration, regulatory compliance, and has worked as a liaison for his clients in the United Nations. Prior to joining the Dunnington team, Mr. Ceres spent a decade with an AMLAW 50 firm, and he served as the international partner for two U.S. law firms.

Mr. Ceres’s experience also includes international asset management and working closely with high-net-worth individuals as well as private equity, hedge fund and charitable organizations to protect and grow their asset bases. Accordingly, Mr. Ceres is able to complement his legal skills with his role as a trusted advisor to manage and mitigate his clients’ legal and business risks on a global basis.

Current and Former Board Service includes:

  • President of the Board of Trustees for Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School Board of Directors, NYC & Co
  • General Counsel and Board Member, National Math Foundation, Syracuse, NY

Romero Britto
BOARD MEMBER

Romero Britto is an international artist known for his vibrant work, which has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Carrousel de Louvre and MuseoSoumaya. He has created public art installations for the O2 Dome in Berlin, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, Cirque Du Soleil at Super Bowl XLI, and has been credited with the largest monumental sculpture in London’s Hyde Park history. He has also collaborated with international brands such as Audi, Bentley, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Evian, Hasbro, Hublot, and Universal Pictures. Britto has donated time, art, and resources to more than 250 charitable organizations. He holds a seat on several boards including The Prince’s Trust USA, The Best Buddies International and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. A believer in that role of an artist as an agent of positive change, Romero Britto is committed to developing and supporting the role art will continue to play in world issues.
Photo by Sergey Bermeniev

Sam Kellie-Smith
TREASURER

Sam Kellie-Smith is the Global Head of Fixed Income and Commodities at Morgan Stanley. He is a member of the Firm’s Operating and Management Committees and the Firm Risk Committee.

Sam joined Morgan Stanley in 1997. He served as Global Head of Trading in the Institutional Equity Division from 2009 to 2015, Head of Asian Trading for the Equity Division in Hong Kong from 2005-2008 and as the Head of Derivative Trading in London from 2000 to 2004. Sam was promoted to Managing Director in 2003.

He has been in the financial services industry since 1995, having started his career with Swiss Bank Corporation as a FX options trader. He graduated from City University Business School with a First Class Honors degree in Banking and International Finance.

Stephen C Byrd
BOARD MEMBER

Stephen C Byrd, is the Founder and CEO, of Front Row Productions, Inc., a Broadway and West End theatrical production company, who’s mandate is Diversity and Inclusion. Stephen, has been producing for over 17 years, and is the recipient of multiple Tony Award nominations, as well as the Olivier Award. Prior to pivoting to the entertainment sector, Stephen was an Investment banker with Goldman, Sachs in M&A. Stephen is graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance.

Stephen serves on the Broadway League, Board of Governors, and the Board of Directors for City College of New Yorks Performing Arts Center.

Stephen and his producing Partner, established The Front Row Productions/Columbia University Fellowship, for aspiring young theatre producers.

Reports

Prince’s Trust America, Inc.
Annual Report
2019-2020
(PDF)

The Prince’s Trust Group
Impact Report
2020-2021
(PDF)

Prince’s Trust America, Inc.
Financial Statements
March 31, 2021
(PDF)

Prince’s Trust America, Inc.
Form 990
January 2020
(PDF)

The Prince’s Trust Group Report on the Future of Work 2021
(PDF)

Prince’s Trust America, Inc.
Form 990
January 2021
(PDF)

The Prince’s Trust Group Report on the Future of Work 2022
(PDF)

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