The World's Most Influential People

We asked four TIME 100 alums to present their top choice for our 2013 edition

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Jane Aronson

I nominate Jane Aronson, founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO). Do you think every child deserves to be loved? Fed? Held? Given clean clothes and a safe place to sleep? I bet you do. So does Aronson. With her army of Orphan Rangers, she has basically created an orphan Peace Corps. WWO was the first NGO to serve HIV-positive orphans in Ethiopia and Vietnam and has established programs in five countries, most recently in Haiti. She fights for those who are often forgotten--the weakest who have no one else fighting for them.

AMY POEHLER, Actor, 2011

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