Carol A. Wolfson is a business and NGO consultant, philanthropist and writer, with over three decades of experience working in the Asia Pacific region.
After completing her education at Northwestern University and Shanghai Fudan University in the early 80s, Carol worked for multi-national trading and economic forecasting firms in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong before starting her own Hong Kong-based consulting firm in 1992. Carol has specializes in NGO work, and has served on a multitude of fundraising/international boards and advisory committees, including WWF (HK), the International Fund for Animal Welfare (US), Beacon Vocational Schools (Beijing), the Catalyst Foundation for Women (Shanghai), and has raised funds for the Snow Leopard Trust (Seattle).
She has developed, funded and managed the building of two Project Hope primary schools (in ShanXi Province and Mandula Village in Inner Mongolia) and was International Director for a Children’s Charity in Vietnam and Mongolia with 14 fundraising branches worldwide. In 2005, Carol founded Second Chance Animal Aid (SCAA) in Shanghai, currently the only companion animal welfare organization in China recognized as an Association by RSPCA International. She remains deeply involved with SCAA . In 2005, she was on the founding advisory board of the Himalayan Consensus Institute, based in Beijing and Tibet, and as of 2015, she accepted the invitation to join the Executive Board of the organization. She has been the primary private donor and fund raiser for Himalayan Consensus projects in Tibet and is now focused on assisting in the development of cultural and micro-finance sustainable projects in Nepal and throughout the Himalayan region.
Carol’s articles on animal welfare and NGO consulting have been published internationally for over two decades and she is the author of a light-hearted book on working as a Western businesswoman in Asia.
She now lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and two cats.