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 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 LOWERY, CHASE DESIGN GROUP
Charity Ball. They give away soccer balls to kids around the world. Play is an incredible force for good.
MARIA 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, JOHN MCNEIL STUDIO
Juma, a non-profit that strives to break the cycle of poverty for youth across the US.
ADAM PADILLA, BRANDFIRE
UAC Ukraine. They do phenomenal work for orphans in Ukraine.
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, CHRISTIANSEN CREATIVE
My Bellis. This is our decade long probing client that advocates for adoption awareness.
MAGGIE BRESLIN, THE PATIENT REVOLUTION
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, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
Breast Cancer. I lost a sister to this terrible disease.
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.