Dave Willner: Person Behind $5 Million Facebook Fundraiser For Immigrant Kids

A Silicon Valley couple has raised over $5 million through a Facebook campaign which they started Saturday morning with a hope to “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child.”

Charlotte and Dave Willner were moved by the viral image that showed a 2-year-old crying girl in a red shirt after she was separated from her mother in Texas by US Border Patrol agents. In regards to the fundraising campaign, Dave Willner said:

“It was the closest thing we could do to hugging that kid”

Likewise, Dave Willner’s wife, Charlotte told in a phone interview:

“These aren’t kids we don’t have to care about. They’re like our kids.” “When we look at the faces of these children, we can’t help but see our own children’s faces.

The campaign kicked off mid-morning Saturday with the goal of $1,500, sufficient to post the bail for one parent. But very soon their effort went viral on Facebook, and by Tuesday afternoon, the couple has raised over $5 million. At one point on Monday, they were tracking $3,000 per minute.

The donations will be going to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), a Texas-based non-profit charity that offers free and low-cost legal services to refugees and immigrants.

It has been reported that by Tuesday afternoon, more than 122,000 people donated over $5 million. And the donation is still being made as two-thirds of Americans oppose the practice of the Trump administration that has already separated about 2,000 children from their parents at the end of the May.

We will continuously update you on The Facebook Fundraising Campaign donation, but for now, let’s know Dave Willner better. We have more to tell you about Dave Willner wiki, married life, wife, children, job, family, and bio.

Dave Willner Married Life; Wife and Children

Dave Willner is a married man and his wife is none other than Charlotte Willner. Both husband and wife are former Facebook employees. They were among the first people who worked for the social media giant.


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Caption: Dave Willner and his wife, Charlotte Willner.

Dave Willner met his wife, Charlotte at Bowdoin College and graduated together in 2016. They were high school sweethearts and have been married since 1st August 2009. The couple shares a 2-year-old daughter. Whether they have more children, it’s yet to know.

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Caption: Dave Willner is holding his newly-born daughter.

Dave Willner Wife; Charlotte Willner Bio

His wife, Charlotte Carnevale Willner is originally from Menlo Park, California. After graduating from Bowdoin, she began working at Facebook as the company’s 250th employee in 2007.

Charlotte was an analyst in user operations at Facebook at first. In March 2008, she became the international team leader for user operations. She served the position until November 2010 and then became the head of Facebook’s authenticity team from November 2010 to October 2013.

Dave Willner wife, Charlotte is now the Head of Trust & Safety at Pinterest, which she joined in 2013. She took the position in August 2014.

Dave Willner Wiki-Bio; Age, Parents, Birthday, Job

Dave Willner is originally from Missouri. In 2008, Dave began working at Facebook a year after his wife. He was the company’s 270th employee. Starting from user operations, Dave moved to site integrity operations.

In March 2010, Dave became the head of content policy, and he served that position until November 2013. He then left Facebook in 2014 and joined Airbnb as head of community policy in May 2015.

Information about his age, parents, and birthday are missing.