Founders4Schools was founded in 2011 by Sherry Coutu CBE. She and the leadership team are supported by a board of Advisers and Trustees drawn from the worlds of technology and education.

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    Sherry Coutu

    Founder and MD of Founders4Schools

    Sherry serves as a chairman and CEO and has a background in technology as a CEO and a angel investor.

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    Michaela Eschbach

    Managing Director

    Michaela is our Managing Director at F4S. She has more than 20 years experience in relationship, project, and contract management. Michaela has previously set up and managed a social enterprise running student-employer encounters.

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    Laurena Robinson

    Director of Fundraising and Partnerships

    A member of the Senior Management Team, Laurena offers more than 15 years of experience as a professional fundraising strategist, predominantly building partnerships with STEM businesses and institutions. As a mum to two young boys, Laurena is particularly passionate about our work at F4S and is registered as a volunteer on our platform.


Founders4Schools has the support of many stakeholders from the worlds of education, philanthropy, banking that support our important work.

Advisory board

Founders4Schools has an incredible network of advisors from the worlds of education and technology who help shape our future by way of strategic support and guidance.


Founders4Schools has an experienced team of staff who maintain and enhance our platform and services - To help educators improve the life chances of students by giving them access to business leaders in their community.

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