Pamela Hawley, Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, was recently awarded the Jefferson Award and featured on CBS Nightly News for her global philanthropic work.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, in 1972 to establish a Nobel Prize for public and community service - The Jefferson Awards.
The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. On the local level, Jefferson Awards recipients are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward. By honoring the recipients, it is the goal of the Jefferson Awards to inspire others to become involved in community and public service.
An excerpt from the interview:
Pamela Hawley is busy these days building her business, which is no simple task considering her business is changing the world.
"What my motive is: to create a world where giving and volunteering are a natural part of everyone's everyday life," Pamela explains.
So to help get people started, she's created a web site, a kind of non-profit marketplace called Universal Giving.
With the click of a button, the Universal Giving website connects people with vetted programs around the globe where you can volunteer or donate money.