Pamela Hawley

Founder and CEO

(full bio)

Why I am involved: "At the age of 12, I witnessed extreme poverty in Mexico. From this experience grew a lifelong commitment to service through social entrepreneurship. In 1999, I expanded my commitment as well as my understanding of the sector through international service trips and volunteering opportunities with various NGOs."

Tricia Collins


(full bio)

Why I am involved: "Many people have the desire and intention to donate and volunteer in communities of need. Their primary obstacles are access to quality opportunities, and trust that their aid will be given directly to those who need it. Universal Giving is the perfect remedy to both of these uncertainties, enabling people to move from intention to action. I'm honored to be a part of it."

Anne Sweeny

Director of Corporate Client Services

(full bio)

Why I am involved: "I have a passion for recognizing gaps and doing whatever I can to bridge divides, whether between Science and Art, Nature and Nurture, Brain and Heart, the cultures of Korea and America, or the worlds of Corporate and Nonprofit. This curiosity and drive to create common ground among all living beings has led me to UniversalGiving. The vision of UniversalGiving, to create a world where giving and volunteering are a natural part of everyday life, is in perfect alignment with my hope for a unified world in our lifetime."

Ayuko Picot

Operations & Recruiting Manager

(full bio)

Why I am involved: Having grown up in Japan and the US, I have been passionate about international service since a young age. In college, I studied abroad in Senegal, and through my graduate studies, I traveled multiple times to West Africa. Through these trips, I further developed my strong interest in working at an organization like UniversalGiving to collaborate with international NGOs and to address global poverty.

Morgan DeLuce

Recruiting Coordinator and Social Media Lead

(full bio)

Why I am involved: After spending my college years working with a variety of nonprofits in Boston and studying in Cape Town, I was drawn to UniversalGiving because of it's sustainable business model and mission to empower people across the globe. As a social enterprise, we are able to expand our impact by generating revenue. I love the innovative atmosphere and working with people who share my passion for social justice. The UniversalGiving team inspires me every day to strive for a more equitable and compassionate society.

Omkumar Mariappan

Software Engineer

(full bio)

Why I am involved: "It's my belief that Technology can have a greater impact in removing the poverty level in developing countries and improving the lives of millions of underprivileged people."

Lindsay Rogers

Corporate Client Services Associate

(full bio)

Why I am involved: I am energized by a desire to find creative solutions to effect positive change in our global community. Spending a year living and working in Tanzania and Ecuador, cemented my desire to find sustainable solutions to addressing global health, poverty and environmental concerns. UniversalGiving's ability to leverage the power of corporations and individuals to create positive change is an invaluable service. Our team of dedicated, intelligent, and diverse individuals continues to take great strides in expanding UniversalGiving's presence worldwide.

Matt Mayes

NGO and Corporate Client Services Associate

(full bio)

Why I am involved: I'm involved because I want to have a part in making a difference to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

Kristara Bring

Senior Corporate Client Services Associate

(full bio)

Why I am involved: I've always been passionate about sustainability and social responsibility, and through college I became increasingly interested in CSR and how corporations can do things better. When I found UniversalGiving, I was intrigued by the idea that our work drives change through partnerships with NGOs, corporations, and individuals. It is amazing to know our team is truly making a difference on a daily basis and I love working with such diverse, inspiring individuals.

Danielle Zola

Corporate Client Services Associate and Marketing Lead

(full bio)

Why I am involved: I am passionate about the potential for companies to make a difference through social responsibility and sustainability programs. I was draw to UniversalGiving for both its commitment to corporate clients and transparent giving platforms. I love the way that UniversalGiving combines nonprofit work, business platforms, and sustainability to create a positive social impact and make the world a better place.

Zoe Helstrom

Corporate Client Services and CSR Associate

(full bio)

Why I am involved: I wanted to join the UniversalGiving team because I am passionate about changing the way that business operates by making it more environmentally and socially aware, and by incorporating that awareness into business models that drive positive change around the world. UniversalGiving seemed like a perfect stepping stone to achieving that goal in that it works closely with diverse businesses, NGOs and non-profits with the end goal of helping to make the world a better place through innovative volunteering and giving opportunities.

Volunteers and Special Contributors

Max McCormick

Max McCormick is the founding engineer of UniversalGiving. Max met Pamela in 2001 and worked pro-bono for several weeks to help brainstorm about the website, create the data model, and build the service. While involved in a host of other creative engineering and musical projects, Mr. McCormick continues to stay involved and support UniversalGiving.

Rupa Bose

Financial Consultant

(full bio)

Why I am involved: "I appreciate the opportunity to work with Universal Giving, which is doing such good work. It's really a privilege."

Debi Gunders

Executive Officer, Marketing

(full bio)
Debi Gunders advises UniversalGiving on marketing and brand strategy initiatives. In her role, Ms. Gunders works extensively with UniversalGiving's public and corporate services to design, develop and expand targeted marketing strategies.

Laurie Wagner

Marketing Strategist

(full bio)

Why I am involved: "UniversalGiving provides the opportunity to contribute professional experience to an organization that makes a real and positive difference in the lives of others around the world. The team's professionalism, idealism and effectiveness ensure that maximum benefit is delivered to those in need."

In Memory

Brandon Solem

Web Developer

(full bio)

Why I am involved: Brandon Solem joined UniversalGiving in the Fall of 2011 as a Web Developer. He excelled at UniversalGiving, although his time with us was short, and he fearlessly and voraciously tackled a very complex homepage re-coding project with aplomb.

We will all love and cherish Brandon's positive spirit. He is a model for us in attitude: kind, sincerely wanting to serve, ever gracious.

Pawel Modelewski

Pawel Modelewski first joined UniversalGiving in the Summer of 2005 while on a student exchange program from Poland. He was quickly promoted to Special Projects Advisor for the CEO at UniversalGiving due to his sincere desire to serve both the organization and our worldwide communities.

Pawel's unique role included relationship management, database customization, and specific projects for the CEO. Perhaps more than the excellent quality of his work, it was the cheerful and dedicated way in which Pawel approached his daily tasks that has most impacted UniversalGiving. Pawel's enthusiasm, love of learning, and zest for life touched all of us on the UniversalGiving Team. A cherished colleague and friend, Pawel is missed. His contribution to UniversalGiving's vision and culture are irreplaceable; his gentle, kind spirit continues to inspire us in our daily efforts to serve others.

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