The Pay It Forward Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are in the process of growing the Board of Directors as well as renewing and adding members to the Advisory Board. 

The Board of Directors

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of Pay It Forward, and is Founder of our organization.


 Lance Secretan, Chairman of the Board



Julie Peterson Klein, Board Member



Orly Wahba, Board Member



Bob Littell, Board Member



Penny Cowden, Executive Director