Raymond Chambers is a philanthropist and humanitarian who has directed most of his efforts towards children. He is the founding chairman of the Points of Light Institute and co-founded, with Colin Powell, America’s Promise Alliance. Raymond is the co-founder of the National Mentoring Partnership and founding chairman of both The Millennium Promise Alliance and Malaria No More.
In February 2008, the Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed Raymond as the first Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Malaria, and in December 2008 President Bush recognized Raymond with the Presidential Citizens Medal for his work helping children worldwide.
Raymond played a key role in the development and launch of the UN Secretary General's call to achieve universal coverage by 2010. He also organized and hosted the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in September 2008, which saw the unveiling of the Global Malaria Action Plan and garnered widespread media attention and unprecedented political commitments. In addition, Raymond was influential in the Global Fund Board's decision to invite countries to accelerate interventions and submit proposals that sought universal coverage by 2010.