Which Charities Do Top Designers Donate To?

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Many of GDUSA’s 2017 ‘People To Watch’ are generous, active and supportive of charities, including some of the biggest and best: Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, the ACLU, Carnegie Hall Foundation, K9s for Warriors, the late Hillary Clinton campaign, etc. Here are a selection of additional interesting, if sometimes less well known, “favorite charities” noted by the group.

SUZANNE-PETTY

SUZANNE PETTYPIECE, PETTYPIECE & CO.

826NYC, the incredibly important and creative nonprofit organization founded by Dave Eggers, dedicated to supporting underserved students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.

CHRIS-LOWERYCHRIS LOWERY, CHASE DESIGN GROUP

Charity Ball. They give away soccer balls to kids around the world. Play is an incredible force for good.

MARIA-VERASTEGUIMARIA VERASTEGUI, ACORDA THERAPEUTICS

No Kid Hungry connects kids in need with healthy foods in classrooms and at kitchen tables across the country, and teaches families to cook healthy affordable meals.

KIM-LE-LIBOUX

KIM LE LIBOUX, JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO

Juma, a non-profit that strives to break the cycle of poverty for youth across the US.

ADAM-PADILLA

ADAM PADILLA, BRANDFIRE

UAC Ukraine. They do phenomenal work for orphans in Ukraine.

TAD-CARPENTER

TAD CARPENTER, CARPENTER COLLECTIVE

Alzheimer’s Association. Many people in my family have or have had this disease. I donate any chance I get.

TRICIA-CHRISTIANSEN

TRICIA CHRISTIANSEN, CHRISTIANSEN CREATIVE

My Bellis. This is our decade long probing client that advocates for adoption awareness.

UNKNOWN-BRESLIN

MAGGIE BRESLIN,  THE PATIENT REVOLUTION

My own – The Patient Revolution – followed by The Moth, Donors Choose, Planned Parenthood

AMY-BALLIETT

AMY BALLIETT, KILLER INFOGRAPHICS

It’s been a priority of our firm to give back to the community … My favorite right now is WeCount. This Seattle-based peer-to-peer giving service offers a way for donors to connect directly with the homeless people in their communities.

NICK-PANOS

NICK PANOS, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

Breast Cancer. I lost a sister to this terrible disease.

ERIN-SAROFSKY

ERIN SAROFSKY, SAROFSKY CORP.

Just one?  Sorry.  I do a bit to support the WGEP (Women’s Global Education Project). It’s an organization that helps make an education available and accessible to women in remote areas of Africa. Also, PAWS Chicago. You have to take care of animals because they can’t take care of themselves. And now, more than ever, NPR.

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