Philanthropy & Civic Duty

Susan D. Hellmann Gates Foundation CEO New York, 2015

Susan D. Hellmann
Gates Foundation CEO
New York, 2015

I attended the Gates Foundation Social in New York on January 24th, 2015. I was able to ask CEO Susan D. Hellmann questions about how to work with such a colossal nonprofit organization doing great things around hunger, poverty, health and education. A month later, the IRS approved my nonprofit to teach women tech skills. I’ve been volunteering a long time and it made sense for me to build my own legacy around my favorite thing: technology. Some examples of previous contributions are:

  • @SayftyCom created strategy for Twitter for increasing brand awareness, provided staff for scheduled PR event #IWD2015, 2015
  • Artists of War - fundraiser: created digital assets, promoted event for  showcasing the artwork of veterans who have been affected by PTSD, 2014
  • Toastmasters, District One Social Media Chair 2011-2012; 2012-2013
  • Toastmasters, District One Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) 2008-2011
  • St. Barnabas Fall Festival (150 volunteers, 4 day event), Event Co-chair, 2010
  • Toastmasters, District One (High Achiever award recipient), 2010-2011
  • Toastmasters, District One (Sparkplug award recipient) Area E1 Governor, 2010-2011
  • Toastmasters, District One (President’s Distinguished Area 53% growth of area during term) Area E1 Governor 2010-2011
  • Toastmasters, District One (chartered Orozco’s Toastmasters club # 1883303, June 2011
  • Toastmasters, District One (chartered Bixby Toastmasters club # 1848115), June 2011
  • Toastmasters, District One (President’s Distinguished Club-Deluxe club #340) President, 2009-2010
  • Burbank Green Alliance, steering committee 2007-2010
  • Kiwanis, donor
  • Aids Project Los Angeles, donor
  • Relay for Life, donor


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